Personally I think this speech will go down in history as the speech that propelled Uhuru Kenyatta from perceived project to leader in his own right.Not since Jomo Kenyatta stood on a podium with a microphone has a leader from Central Kenya given such an electifying speech.The funny thing is that-the very same speech has some who dont even understand Kikuyu fuming -possibly because Uhuru continues to give speeches in Kikuyu & I dont understand why you would be mad at that-his intended audience is Kikuyu. Anyway there was nothing wrong with the speech & if there was can someone please let me know!I am oblivious to what civil society has against the speech.That speech was very inspiring everyone in the stadium was moved by it and I can say 99.9% of the people agreed with every word that was said.
All politics is LOCAL If the locals loved the speech and were inspired by it .What more can one say? Neo liberalism maybe alive and kicking in some Nairobi estates and civil(evil)society board rooms but in the machinani (grassroots) as Americans say “That Dog Don’t Hunt” Uhuru was loud and clear !The message was delivered to its intended audience & recieved well.One of the best political speeches in a very long time. Uhuru has really come of age.We can finally even begin to think Jomo’s Shoes may not be big enough for him. Muigai is also a burning spear!