Rwandan President Paul Kagame stirred a storm on Twitter after he blasted Slimpossible 4 contestant Levi Kones.
Kagame, who has been listed as one of Africa’s top leaders on Twitter, took to social media to thank “the tireless legal team, friends and the unbreakable Rwandan spirit.”
Kagame’s tweet garnered numerous reactions with many linking his remarks to the upcoming 2017 elections where Kagame is expected to make a controversial third term bid.
Slimpossible season 4 contestant, Levi Kones, was amongst those who responded to Kagame’s tweet. He warned the president against besmirching his legacy.
@PaulKagame I really hope sir, you will not ruin your legacy by being President for life.
— Levi Kones (@levikones) August 10, 2015
The Rwandan President told Levi off saying that he should redirect his energies to his own legacy.
@levikones worry more about your own legacy …if you got any at all to think about!!
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) August 10, 2015
Kagame’s response, which received over 200 re-tweets, prompted further reactions from Kenyans on Twitter (KOT). Using #SomeoneTellKagame, KOT expressed their views about the exchange.
Though the conversation was initially skewed against the leader’s remarks, some KOT used the trend to admonish social media users who were busy ‘meddling in Rwandan affairs while Kenya had a lot that needed improvement’.
Here are some of the top tweets on the trend
— Mac Otani ?? (@MacOtani) August 11, 2015
The People of Rwanda want @PaulKagame. Whether it's out of love or fear is none of our business.
They want him. Period #SomeoneTellKagame
— The Makodingo® (@makodingo) August 11, 2015
— ken motari (@kennmokaya) August 11, 2015
— Eriq (@DrEricq) August 11, 2015