Kenya: Here Is What Kenyans Thought of Kenyatta's State of the Nation Address

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his State of the Nation Address at Parliament Buildings on April 4, 2019.

Kenyans on Thursday were a disappointed lot after President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered this year's State of the Nation address.

In almost every speech, the President has been talking tough on corruption. It was therefore disappointing to most Kenyans when yet again issued a warning to the corrupt.

"I am well aware of the task ahead of us, no doubt, is enormous. But there is no turning back in our quest to transform our national economy to become truly an engine for creating jobs and opportunities for Kenyans," the president said.

"There is no turning back on the war against corruption as it is a just war, a war to prevent misuse of public resources for selfish interests by those we have entrusted to manage them," he said.

In last year's address, he had acknowledged that there had been a challenge in the use of public resources where some individuals had fraudulently diverted resources to benefit themselves instead of Kenyans.

Here is what Kenyans said about this year's address.

There is a stupefying lack of personal responsibility and accountability in the speech. It's like he doesn't get his role in keeping us in promise mode. #StateoftheNation #SOTNKe2019

- #WeAre52pc (@marilynkamuru) April 4, 2019

Different speech, different phrasing, different wording SAME MEANING. What a waste of time!!! #StateoftheNation

- Eng Anthony (@ItsEng_Anthony) April 4, 2019

Daaamn... this nation aint ours no more #StateoftheNation

- Motih™ (@just_motih) April 4, 2019

Key points in Uhuru's #SOTNKe2019 address.

My administration... My administration... My administration.

My government... My government. My government.

Corruption..Corruption... . Corruption..

My brother Raila... My brother Raila... My brother Raila.



- Wajir's Tweep (@Wajirstweep) April 4, 2019

The President has spoken to the Nation for a whole hour, kept us glued to TVs at the expense of work and told us NOTHING. Same old rhetoric of yesteryears, such an anticlimax. We are on our own in this fight against corruption. #SOTNKe2019 #SOTNAddress2019 #StateoftheNation

- Mesh Musyoki (@MeshMmusyo) April 4, 2019

As much as President Uhuru Kenyatta have shouwn respect for the rule of law, whatever he said today is what he has all along been saying, so waste of time #SOTNKe2019 #StateoftheNation

- Char-lee Oddie (@CharleeOddie1) April 4, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta could have done us a favour and sent this address to the media houses instead of this time wastage #StateoftheNation

- Char-lee Oddie (@CharleeOddie1) April 4, 2019

#SOTNKe2019 It was just horrible.Action packed but that's just about it. Uhuru Kenyatta enjoys seeing Kenyans suffer.Why can't he fire the corrupt?Most of whom have been adversely mentioned?

- Irene Awinja Nyakio (@IreneNyakos) April 4, 2019

So far nothing new. The truth be told ,President Uhuru Kenyatta has failed this country terribly.

- barmuriat muriat (@Barmuriat) April 4, 2019

If you listen to president Uhuru Kenyatta speaking a about Kenya you would mistake it with one of the best countries and most developed with how he makes things look so sweet and modest.. #StateoftheNation

- kamau Mwangi (@_kamaumwangi) April 4, 2019

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