Controversial economist and political commentator David Ndii has lit up Twitter after insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta over the ongoing counties revenue allocation row.
On the stalemate that has starved county government off funds, President Uhuru ruled out giving governors a bigger share saying “the government has no money.”
On Thursday, Daily Nation tweeted on the matter sparking a rather controversial response from Dr Ndii.
“President Kenyatta dismisses call by senators and governors for more revenue allocation to counties; says government has no money,” tweeted Daily Nation.
PRESIDENT KENYATTA dismisses call by senators and governors for more revenue allocation to counties; says government has no money. pic.twitter.com/E3kd9dMOaU
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) July 25, 2019
Ndii, who has been a hostile critic of the Uhuru’s administration, replied by calling the president a spoilt brat while reminding him that taxpayers’ money does not belong to his mother.
“Kaī ndūrīka īno īciragia mbeca ciothe nī cia Ngīna (“Does this spoilt brat think that all the money belongs to his mother)?” He tweeted.
Kaī ndūrīka īno īciragia mbeca ciothe nī cia Ngīna? https://t.co/MrSyb0A1ur
— David Ndii (@DavidNdii) July 25, 2019
His remark elicited mixed reactions from his followers with many bashing him for dragging Uhuru’s mother into the debate.
Here are some of the reactions:
I wonder what makes you stand out. Is it your level of ideology or your heightened level of disrespect? You can disagree with some maturity. Abusive language towards someone and mentioning their mother is despicable.
— W. W. Veronicah (@veronica_wamuyu) July 25, 2019
You didn’t have to mention his mother. She has nothing to do with Uhuru doings or misdoings.
— Faceless Individual (@Kamdooh) July 25, 2019
David you are just a bright Oscar Sudi who went to group of schools.
— Davie🍁 (@_Gdavid_) July 25, 2019
I think David you’re bitter because things didn’t fall in place as you had planned..”mtegemea cha nduguye hufa maskini”
— A babe in the woods 👩🌾🇰🇪 (@wanjirugrace132) July 26, 2019
@DCI_Kenya @PoliceKE @NPSOfficial_KE you should take note of this…it’s seriously a blow below the belt… why insult the President with his mother 😡what does Mama Ngina have to do with the running of this country 😡😡😡 I think this guy is deliberately crossing the redline 😡
— daniel macharia (@dan2010t) July 26, 2019
Such shallow taste. Hate & Disagreement are not synonymous. Educated people are supposed to lead by example & voice their displeasure with decorum. ‘Ghetto’ speak should be an alien inclination. Just offer yourself for Public Office & wave the magic wand. Sad!
— cjALLpeace (@cjALLpeace) July 26, 2019
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