Nairobi News


Kenyans react to reports that China may take over Mombasa port

The internet is literally on fire after a letter by Auditor-General Edward Ouko stated that Exim Bank of China may take over the Mombasa port if Kenya fails to service the loan it took to build the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

Kenyans on Twitter lashed out at the Jubilee government for what they termed as inability to manage the public debt and secure assets.

Angry Kenyans even directly addressed the President and his deputy via their twitter accounts blaming them for plunging the country into debt.

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina tweeted; “Shock as Kenya is set to lose Mombasa port to the Chinese over unpaid loans.”

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr questioned; “Road to Shanghai is real.Where was the AG when the impugned contract was signed by the Government with an Arbitration clause for the ADR to be conducted in China possibly under Chinese law, when we have a dispute resolution centre in NAIROBI ?”

Economist David Ndii wrote; “The Kenya colony was created specifically to pay for it. We paid with the “White Highlands.” Little wonder the descendants of sellout chiefs and home guards had no qualms signing away Mombasa port to the Chinese for 30 pieces of silver. Apples don’t fall far from trees.”

Human rights advocate Ndungu Wainaina commented; “China seized Sri Lanka’s major port over unpaid debts. It is turn for #Kenya’s Mombasa Port assets.”

Jalia Abdalla had a proposal to the Chinese; “Si wachukue SGR port Mombasa zinaingiliana wapi na debt ya SGR ???.”

Paul Orodi tweeted the President and his deputy; “@UKenyatta @WilliamsRuto y’all sold us and our children cause you have no souls! Sickening leadership! #PatheticDuo.”

Kibuchi Mwai stated; “If by any chance Kenya fails to service the many debts @UKenyatta has accrued from China, we the people of Kenya exercising our sovereign power SHOULD take over all Kenyatta assets including those owned by @WilliamsRuto and auction them to pay the China debts.#FailedJudiciary.”