Kenya’s president national address inaccuracies.
Kenyans on social media have been pointing out inaccuracies made by President Uhuru Kenyatta during a national speech on Tuesday summarizing what he claimed to have accomplished in his eight years in power.
He lauded the army for assisting in the revival of the formerly loss-making state-run Kenya Meat Commission (KMC), but he got his math incorrect.
He said that during his time in the army, the KMC received one million Kenyan shillings ($8,900; £6,700) every day at one of its new retail stores.
“This one million corresponds to 30 million Kenyan shillings each month and 3.6 billion Kenyan shillings per year in just one store,” he said.
That, however, does not add up. Because there are 12 months in a year, the exact answer is 360 million Kenyan shillings, not 3.6 billion.
President Kenyatta also seems to have gotten it incorrect while discussing Kenya’s increase in power-generating capacity during his tenure.
He said that when he took control in 2013, the capacity was 1,300 megawatts and that it has now risen to 2,600 megawatts.
“This equates to 325 megawatts added per year under my administration,” he remarked.
Again, this seems to be a miscalculation since a 1,300-megawatt growth over eight years equals roughly 162 megawatts per year instead of 325 megawatts.