- Goverment spokesman inadvertently errors in saying there is an allocation for corruption in national budget
- Kenyans on social media unforgiving to Kiraithe as he becomes the butt of jokes
Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe is a man under siege after a slip of the tongue (or was it?) made it appear as if the State had a budgetary allocation for corruption.
The spokesman made the gaffe during an open session with striking doctors at Pawa 254 offices in Nairobi where he was taken to task on various government policies by the visibly agitated audience.
A participant put Kiraithe on the spot as to why the government had no money to pay striking doctors as they demand in the contentious 2013 CBA. She asked whether the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led administration had a provision for graft to which Kiraithe responded, “Of course the government has a huge budget for corruption.”
And then the ever-unforgiving Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) went ham on him.
— Symon (@SyokiKagz) February 15, 2017
— Wendo Ken (@WendoK2) February 15, 2017
— Adhere Cavince (@Cavinceworld) February 16, 2017
Eric Kiraithe pulled a Ole Lenku statement yesterday
— Empereor Andy (@AndyEmpereor) February 16, 2017
140 characters are not enough to describe my disgust with Jubilee govt if Eric Kiraithe and CO. have a budget for corription. Am done
— MAGUFULI (@solombuya) February 16, 2017
Eric Kiraithe reminds me of the post-election violence & how he claimed TV stations acted movies of police shooting people. Can’t trust him.
— GHAFLA 254 (@Ghafla254) February 16, 2017
It remains unclear if he made a Freudian slip or whether it was an admission of the government’s invisible hand in the vice that eats up a third of the national budget annually. You be the judge.
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