Renowned economist David Ndii is under fire from Kenyans on social media over his comment on circumcision.
A Twitter user identified as @Nudih tagged Ndii on the social media platform seeking his opinion on Narok County possibly approving the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional Amendment Bill.
“So Narok county predominantly Luo has approved the BBI referendum bill. Where is @DavidNdii,” Nudih tweeted.
Ndii, who has been on the front line against the BBI, responded by taking a jab at a community that does not practice circumcision.
“There are many communities that don’t practice circumcision in Kenya, but have you asked yourself why you are the only ones we call ihîî?” he posed.
Kenyans on Twitter criticized Ndii over the comment, accusing him of stooping too low.
@David Osiany tweeted: “This is the basest I have witnessed @DavidNdii. It is the lowest he has sunk. I am disappointed that political opinions would leave a globally reputed economist bereft of his dignity to this point. From Ndii, this statement is sad and awful.”
@Lord_Dbk said: “David Ndii has been reduced to Foreskin Politics.”
@KiigenKoech wrote: “The circumcision discussion lead by intellect in the name of David Ndii is not only uncalled for and unfortunate but also equals circumstantial thinking. The BBI isn't a Luo document.”
@OumaSarah1 said: Why insult a whole community to prove a point... This is proof that tribalism is deeply rooted amongst a lot of people in Kenya. So sad this came from a person like Ndii.”
@Osama_otero stated: “If David Ndii can tweet that, sasa imagine mtu wa boda boda mtaani? We have a very long way to go as a country.”