Is there a lot as petty as the Kenyan social media battalion?
If you have just landed in the country, netizens have been camping on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) social media pages, waiting to spam each and every post made by the body.
This is as a means to demand attention from the lender, as they protest the rampant loaning of funds to Kenya.
According to the irate mob, the IMF keeps lending billions to our government, yet the funds only up in individuals’ pockets, as ordinary citizens are left to repay the loans through hefty taxes.
After being ignored by the IMF for several days now, netizens have resorted to directing their rage towards individuals tagged on IMF posts.
Is this how a revolution begins?
While Kenyans are using extreme means to air their grievances, the government really is at fault here.
With all the monies borrowed over the past few months, management of the coronavirus situation should be world-class, but we are still testing just a few people daily, and don’t get us started on the scarcity of medical equipment such as ICU beds.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether the IMF will respond to the sudden surge of activity on its pages, and whether the Facebook jail can accommodate the thousands of Kenyans who have decided to break all platform rules.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
How public debt has ballooned in UhuRuto era
The Jubilee government’s appetite for expensive commercial loans over nine years has been blamed for the country’s worsening debt crisis.
On Friday last week, IMF approved yet another facility worth $2.34 billion (Sh255 billion) for Kenya, sparking public uproar.
So far about 200,000 Kenyans have petitioned the IMF not to give the government any credit.
‘Deep State’ playing with fire
The ‘Deep State’, no matter the magnitude of its influence on presidential succession, cannot withstand the raw rage of a people united against cyclical rigging of elections.
The rage of the citizenry, however, needs a dose of civic consciousness. It should come with the understanding that every vote counts. Forget the often-quoted former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s irony that: “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”
Stalin was speaking about the defunct communist Soviet Union. Kenya’s democratic health is the business of Kenyans united for change. Such leadership should be the product of free and fair elections.
Photos Of Matiangi’s Bodyguard Together With His Wife Before He Shot Her and Their Child
A picture of the couple who died after the man, who has been identified as Wadson Wasike, who was a police officer in the General service unit, went berserk, has been released to the public after the deadly incident.
According to the reports given by a reliable source of information, it was reported that the officer reportedly pulled out a gun after which he shot his wife who was also a police officer at Kilimani later killing his child under unclear circumstances.
This was followed by a dramatic scene after the suspect took the gun and pulled the trigger killing himself on the spot thus leaving witnesses speculating on what might have happened between him and his wife.
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