Raila Petition

Why Amollo Otiende confused ‘x’ with ‘times’ in the ongoing Raila Petition

2 x 2 = 4 is straightforward mathematical sentence that everyone who has set foot in an elementary class is aware of. The Problem comes when dealing with algebra where alphanumeric symbols are used as part of mathematical equations, equations such as y = mx + c. Should one for instance read the ‘x’ in