You cannot wish Jomo Kenyatta away, Alfred Mutua tells critics on new currency

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Machakos governor Alfred Mutua lashes out at critics who were condemning him for saying that he sees no problem with Kenyatta’s portrait on new currency.

Mutua said Kenyatta is in the books of history with other African founding fathers such as Nkrumah, Nyerere, Mandela and cannot be wished away.

Adressing his critics on Twitter Mutua said,  “are those animals more important than our founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and our heroes?

A society that chooses to bash and disregard those who transformed it from colonial imperialism to the freedom we enjoy today is a doomed society.”

Governor Mutua said instead of people complaining about Kenyatta’s statues. they should vouche for having different statues of Kenyan heroes in different notes like Tom Mboya, Dedan Kimathi, Wangari Maathai and the likes.

“There is nothing wrong of our currency notes having a depiction of our heroes. Would those complaining also wish us to remove names of heroes from streets and so now have Twiga Avenue, Simba Highway, Ndovu road, Fisi street?” Mutua remarked.

Mutua added that the value of money is not what picture or colour that is on it, rather how strong and useful the currency is.

Activist Okiya Omtata and EALA MP Simon Mbugua have moved to court to challenge the introduction of the new currency notes, terming them unconstitutional.

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