With nearly 300,000 views, a throwback post of what Alfred Mutua said about the then Senator Barack Obama in 2006 become our most read story this year.
Mutua was the Government’s Spokesman then, but his choice of words when dismissing Obama’s talk on corruption came to haunt him this weekend. He had suggested that Obama was unintelligent and immature.
“It is now clear that he was speaking out of ignorance and does not understand Kenyan politics. We earlier thought he was mature in his assessment of Kenyan and African politics… But we forgive him because it is his first time in the senate and he is yet to mature into understanding issues of foreign policy,” he said.
“It is very clear that the senator has been used as a puppet to perpetuate opposition politics, which is very shocking because he is supposed to be an intelligent man.”
It seems word reached him that he was trending, and soon pictures of him close to Obama started streaming in.
First it was at the State House banquet, which was not surprising because he’s a close buddy of the President and an important person in the country, but then eyebrows were raised when he appeared at the airport to bid the US leader farewell.
Uhuru overlooked several Cabinet Secretaries and more senior government officials to have Mutua by his side, which perhaps was meant to send a message to Kenyans that all that was behind us now.
Mutua actually made sure to engage Obama for a curious few seconds; more time than the other leaders expect Uhuru.
Was this his humble pie moment? This is what Kenyans on Twitter thought.
Alfred Mutua judged potus back in 2006 but today,he got humbled
— アラン (@Arongoey) July 26, 2015
Am reminded of the famous song.."waliokudharau siku moja watakusalimu kwa heshimaa"..#Obama#Alfred Mutua
— Larry Terer (@larryterer) July 26, 2015
Alfred Mutua.. Hehehe, very careless remarks he made back then… But then again, he was also just a mere spokesman ..
— Alan (@EarlEarn) July 26, 2015
— kennedy mukadi (@mopepemakasi) July 26, 2015
True "@OnlyMayaMa: We've all said something we regret. Alfred Mutua is now a better leader than most"
— Mwaluko KE (@KingMwal) July 26, 2015
— Antibiotic_ (@Antibiotics_) July 26, 2015
At last governor Alfred Mutua has realized Obama isn't junior Senator anymore… pic.twitter.com/GjsM2D8ilB
— Lister Nyaringo (@ListerNyaringo) July 26, 2015
But Karua, just like Alfred Mutua did one too many evils during the Kibaki regime. Obama hajui kubembelezana!
— Bob Odhiambo (@Bob_Odhiambo) July 26, 2015
Walio kudharau siku moja watakusalimia kwa heshima, Sijasema ni Alfred Mutua to Obama.
— Awaga Powerpuffboy (@Awagapowerpuff) July 26, 2015
#NowThatObamaIsGone Alfred mutua will have to change his sentiments
— mc'okungu (@o_ochieng) July 26, 2015
— Rashid C.A. Kawawa (@rashidcalvincek) July 26, 2015
— #ThisIsBaringo (@EdgarYatich) July 26, 2015
I hope Dr Alfred Mutua asked for forgiveness for what you said as POTUS left. #Kwaheriobama
— Erick m Moirongo (@EMoirongo) July 26, 2015
Alfred Mutua just couldn't just hack it….that was @POTUS Mr governor now that is power and the president of the free world.
— SelfMade (@Lordzton) July 26, 2015
Alfred Mutua-Obama encounter,the best moral lesson i've learnt with the visit.#KwaheriObama
— Ken Unmarried!! (@ken_mwaria) July 26, 2015
Learn from Alfred Mutua #KwaheriObama
— MWANGII☆☆☆☆ (@MartinMwangii) July 26, 2015
Alfred Mutua na CNN has got no difference
— BadBoy (@UpcomingMzito) July 26, 2015
Alfred mutua eats humble pie after insulting Obama in 2006! #ObamaInKenya
— basil shuiski. (@BasilShuiski) July 26, 2015
— Aziz Salim (@PacificAziz) July 26, 2015
— ashikoye (@ashikoyeO) July 26, 2015
I wonder what Alfred Mutua has told Obama. Any lip reader out there?
— FERDINAND OMONDI (@FerdyOmondi) July 26, 2015
I think Alfred Mutua just ate the humble pie and apologized. Lol
— El Chapati (@WarariJK) July 26, 2015
Dr. Alfred Mutua to POTUS – Enyewe tusahau zile story.
— Dickson Otieno (@DicksonOtieno) July 26, 2015
just seen Alfred Mutua apologizing to POTUS,that what happens when you talk from ur stomach not using brains
— Mutembei (@Mutembei_Kenya) July 26, 2015
Lmao. What do you guys think is the flavor of the humble pie that Alfred Mutua has munched on
— Ma-JESS-ty (@Zuere) July 26, 2015
Give us Audio for Alfred Mutua ????
— twiterHR (@twiterHR) July 26, 2015
Someone called the humble pie company for a slice. Lol. Alfred Mutua is now at JKIA to bid Obama goodbye.
— faith ealy (@KeshyMutahi) July 26, 2015