President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday told the West to keep off affairs of Kenyans, saying the country belonged to 50million citizens who cannot take direction or be told how to solve their problems by imperialists. The Head of State was speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ugatuzi Tower in Hurlingham, Nairobi.
”We thank the officers of the United Nations and all development partners who have been close collaborators but at this juncture, I must make it clear that while we appreciate your support and look forward to your collaboration you must remember that Kenya has its owners, and its owners are 50 million Kenyans,” the Head of State charged.
Kenyan Report can now reveal the president’s remarks were as a result of pressure from Western countries over the ongoing BBI process. The envoys, mostly from the EU are against the BBI, claiming it could be the Head of State is plotting to stay in power beyond 2022, once the referendum passes.
In his dress down, Uhuru told the West to stop directing Kenya on which way to go, instead asked them to support the process. The Head of State went ahead to say he will not allow any interference from anyone on processes that Kenyans can do on their own without being coerced by imperialists.
“I ask you to refrain from trying to direct us in which way we should go. We are clear about where we want to go. We ask you to join us, to support us in that endeavor. ”
But do not interfere because we shall not allow for you to dictate to us which direction that should be. Nawaomba kwa heshima kubwa mutushemu ndio tuwaheshimu. Kila mtu ako na shida zake even they have their own problems to resolve huko kwao,” he said.