A stark divergence sets the new US Ambassador Kyle Mcarter from his predecessor Robert Frank Godec who appeared so pro-system that he was blamed for his ‘status quo’ endorsement in the 2017 elections.
However, Mcarter is calling out things for what they are. Following the Kenya’s National Prayer Breakfast held yesterday at the Safari park hotel, he shared his thoughts.
In a tweet, he said, “Kenyan leaders are praying and asking for forgiveness for the sin of thievery at the 17th annual National Prayer Breakfast. What a good start to take the nation on the path of prosperity the wananchi deserve. We must all do our part.”
The ambassador said the main purpose for the meeting was to pray for forgiveness, contrary to the theme of the event, which is dawn of a new nation.
Kenyan leaders are praying and asking for forgiveness for the sin of thievery at the 17th annual National Prayer Breakfast. What a good start to take the nation on the path of prosperity the wananchi deserve. We must all do our part. #stopthesethieves pic.twitter.com/OgLKen8LYl
— Ambassador Kyle McCarter (@USAmbKenya) May 30, 2019
The ambassador, while attending the Junior Achievement Organization 100 years celebration, said the ‘big fish’ in the country get away with theft of billions whereas the common mwananchi is brutally punished for the theft of smaller amounts of money.
“You cannot allow somebody to steal Sh20 billion and fine them Sh10 billion. We deal with thieves in a very brutal way, not even according to the law,” he said.
“Somehow, we tolerate the theft of billions in Kenya. If we stop tolerating thievery, Kenya will be a shining star for democracy and prosperity in Africa.”
McCarter said Kenya would have to make a choice between the Big Four agenda and theft, adding that without corruption, the Big Four agenda is achievable.
“The cost of this is the same cost ironically as the Big Four. It could become a reality if we got rid of thievery,” he said.
The envoy assured DCI George Kinoti that “the USA is backing you 100 per cent.”
But he was not alone,
The Kenyan despots, their collaborators and accomplices are having #NationalPrayerBreakfast at Safari Park Hotel – public property Jomo Kenyatta had stolen 50 years ago – as they often do at the citizens' expense while more millions of Kenyans have nothing to eat for breakfast.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) May 30, 2019
I have never understood why they need to pray from a restaurant with an "invite only" crowd and live media coverage yet call it "National Prayer Day"
They should at least make it a national holiday, complete with penance, fasting and sackcloth. That would be more effective. https://t.co/xrsvndrAbl
— George Ochieng (@Ochimaneno) May 30, 2019
🎶Stealing, stealing, stealing🎶Stealing in the name of the Lord🎶
My father's house of worship🎶 Has become a den of thieves, Stealing in the name of the Lord🎶 #NationalPrayerBreakfast pic.twitter.com/JvwFntOrdn
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) May 30, 2019
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