Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza

Why Burundi’s President Needs To Step Aside – Mwalimu King’ang’i

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza faced an attempted coup Wednesday while he was in Tanzania attending a special EAC summit to discuss his bid for a third term. Thousands of residents in the capital Bujumbura celebrated the radio announcement from  Major General Godefroid Niyombare.

Mwalimu King’ang’i on this morning’s show with Maina, was not his usual funny self but he had a moving message why Nkurunziza needs to step aside. Mwalimu quotes the late Professor George Saitoti with his famous, ‘there comes a time when a country is more important than an individual.’

King’ang’i says that when the presidential term is over, then he should step aside. No blood should be shed nor more refugee camps created just because he ( Nkurunziza) wants to seek more control, he concludes.

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