'Cry baby' Uhuru faces KOT wrath after corruption frustration

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses participants during the State House Summit on Governance and Accountability, October 18, 2016. /PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses participants during the State House Summit on Governance and Accountability, October 18, 2016. /PSCU

Kenyans known for giving people dressing downs via Twitter, have turned against President Uhuru Kenyatta, who said he is frustrated by corruption.

Through hash tag #CryBabyPresident, members of the public asked Uhuru to solve his problems rather than air frustration on live TV.

Uhuru said on Tuesday that he has provided resources yet officials keep complaining about lack.

He said he was not the one harbouring the vice and that there was nothing he could do to the officials, especially where authorities have not concluded investigations.

"Corruption is frustrating me. The pressure is on me to do something about corruption but my hands are tied," he told the accountability summit at State House in Nairobi.

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Other social media users mocked the President, wondering what they could do in their capacity as citizens, where Kenya’s leader has failed.

During the summit, Uhuru put the Auditor General on the spot for saying he will investigate the Federal Reserve Bank of New York over missing Eurobond proceeds.

Uhuru laughed off AG Edward Ouko plan saying many Kenyans do not understand the investigative process and think the organisation is owned by a local.

The President is obligated to give progress reports on the achievement of national goals.

He has previously done this through State of the Nation Addresses, in which he has assured commitment to the war on corruption.

According to the constitution,

1) The President shall--

(a) address the opening of each newly elected Parliament;

(b) address a special sitting of Parliament once every year and may address Parliament at any other time; and

(c) once every year--

(i) report, in an address to the nation, on all the measures taken and the progress achieved in the realisation of the national values, referred to in Article 10;

(ii) publish in the Gazette the details of the measures and progress under sub-paragraph (i); and

(iii) submit a report for debate to the National Assembly on the progress made in fulfilling the international obligations of the Republic.