Today, 22nd August, 2019, there was a commemorative mass to mark the 41st anniversary of the death of Kenya’s first president.
This day, Uhuru Kenyatta, Jomo’s son and fourth president of Kenya announced that it will be the last time Jomo is commemorated ‘in this manner’.
Every year since 1978, Kenyan leaded have laid a wreath at the Jomo’s mausoleum on 22nd August.
The vibrant Kenyan online community have had enough and there’s no other time in history that they have discussed about the issue of the dead body at Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) more than in recent times.
Beginning, before the 2017 general elections, Kenyans have increasingly questioned the basis of having Kenyatta’s Body buried at parliament grounds.
Some have even suggested that there is a sinister reason for it, bordering on witchcraft.
Here are some of the posts we have been able to pull online:
Kenyans must force Uhuru Kenyatta to relocated the remains of his plundering, murdering and tribalist father from Nairobi's CBD and refund Shs. 180 Billion that have been misappropriated to keep his body buried and protected. We'll use it to create employment. #UhuruMustGoNow
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) August 22, 2019
Take Kenyatta's body to his village in Ichaweri,Kiambu, the house that peasants fundraised to buy land and build for him.He left prison a poor man and died a billionaire.Quote this tweet and post why that body should be removed from the heart of our city and taken to his village pic.twitter.com/dH8k3o3Wua
— #FreeStellaNyanzi (@bonifacemwangi) August 22, 2019
Why do we as a Country Keep preserving the body of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Wasting Millions of Tax payers money. Hii ni nini kama sio uchawi? You all preserve the body of the founding father of impunity and expect the country to move forward. Shame! 🙄
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) August 22, 2019
If i become President, the first thing i will do is dispose off that body of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta to Gatundu. What a waste of public land and resources keeping the father of impunity in a such a place.
— 💥Kiprono💥 (@Onorpik) August 22, 2019
Body of Jomo Kenyatta should be removed and buried somewhere outside NAIROBI https://t.co/Ub0qJWnrbd
— Rein (@Asamoh_) August 22, 2019
So today there is a commemoration for Kenyatta-Kenya's first land grabber and high priest of corruption and impunity. His body should be retrieved, cremated and the ashes thrown in a sewage
— Frankie Mbate (@mbate) August 22, 2019
One step taken…the next is to have the body taken to his home in gatundu "mzee jomo kenyatta"
— Pato Kavu (@KavuPato) August 22, 2019