Tundu Lissu on why he moved to Kenya


Tanzania's opposition leader Tundu Lissu, took to Kenyan TV on Wednesday evening, July 15, to set the record straight on why he moved to Kenya almost 3 years ago.

Speaking to tv47's Abubakar Abdullahi, the vocal critic of President John Magufuli's administration rubbished claims that he sneaked out of his home country following his attempted assasination in September 2017.

"The decision to airlift me to Nairobi was made in a meeting at Dodoma regional hospital with all the house members present. Magufuli knew my whereabouts every single day. He promised to come see me in Nairobi but he did not," he stated adding that he was half-dead at the time.

Lissu then turned his attention on President Magufuli's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, ridiculing the decision to ignore the health and safety measures stipulated by the World Health Organization to combat the virus.

"The world is fighting coronavirus by using methods that scientists are telling us are the best way to fight the virus but Magufuli believes in prayer," he said sarcastically.

According to the Tanzanian leader, President Magufuli's administration has caused the collapse of the East African community by isolating the country around the region.

He further questioned his leader's accountability, saying that his country's resources were being exploited with little to show for it in terms of revenue.

Lissu went as far as daring his president to publicize the records of revenues gained from the country's rich mines.


Ever since unidentified shooters sprayed dozens of bullets into Lissu's car -16 of which struck his body in 2017, forcing him to leave the country, the MP has been vocal over his government's administration.

He stayed in Kenya for a while before moving to Belgium for further treatment.

In a recent interview, he announced that he would be heading back home on July 28, 2020, with his eyes firmly fixed on becoming Tanzania's next president in the October 25, 2020, General elections.

This article was published by Kenyans.co.ke.

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