Yes we have a huge budget for corruption, Government spokesman Kiraithe admits

Yes we have a huge budget for corruption, Government spokesman Kiraithe admits
  • 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.”

READ ALSO: Oh no! Kenya overtakes Nigeria in the most corrupt country ranking list

And then the ever-unforgiving Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) went ham on him.


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.

READ ALSO: MPs lash out at DCI boss Muhoro over delayed corruption investigations

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