On Saturday, August 18, Deputy President (DP) William Ruto was honoured for his exemplary political performance in the just concluded Young Achievers Awards convened in Uganda.
During his keynote address after he was conferred with the award which he termed as a Lifetime Achievement, Ruto slummed the old adage that time for youth leadership was coming ‘tomorrow’.
He insisted that time for the young generation to take up the transformative role had come. His award and speech, as usual, has left both a bitter and sweet taste on kenyans who took to various social media platforms both to scoldhim.
The talk on democracy, human rights and lobbying for the release of Uganda’s celebrity MP Bobi Wine who is still in painful detention punctuated the reactions as reported by the Kenyan local digital website tuko.
U.sufu @u_sufu @WilliamsRuto as a young Achiever why cant you champion for the release of @HEBobiwine while you celebrate your achievement Sir.
Richard Sure @RichardkSure Kindly DP remind Museveni that even Mugabe is powerless today…
Leone Mauro @jay423k While in Uganda, tell @KagutaMuseveni to respect the opposition. His legacy will squarely depend on how he handles @HEBobiwine . Failure to which he will be thrown out of Uganda by people power. Change is in the air. #FREEBOBIWINE
Omoding Dan @opamade11 That honour coming from a country that brutalises young people rather sheer abuse of of democracy n human rights. That is no honour Mr. D.P. #FREEBOBIWINE n other detainees held incommunicado