By Vincent Ng’ethe
All over the capital city, billboards have appeared, highlighting projects that Kenyatta’s government has completed. They include the two Swahili words “Tulaihidi” and “Tumetimiza” which translate to “We promised” and “We have delivered” in English.
Recently, one photo of a billboard shared on Twitter shows Kenyatta smiling, and next to him, a packet of maize flour with the caption “UNGA PRICE CUT”. Another part of the poster helpfully notes, “Was 225/= now 223/=”, referring to an alleged drop in prices.
High prices of maize flour, which Kenyans use to make their staple food, ugali, have been a hot topic of discussion as the election draws near.
An advertising agency‘s Facebook page posted the photo of the billboard in May 2022. However, the image on the billboard also appears on the Twitter account of a fast-food chain in December 2021. The original image was advertising a Christmas fast-food offer, not achievements by the outgoing president.