Top govt official confirms ‘budget for corruption’ and gets this response
A senior Government official has lit up the social media after admitting that the Jubilee government has “a huge budget set aside for corruption”.
Government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe made the remarks during an interview on national television while responding to a question on the nationwide doctors’ strike.
A citizen in the town hall meeting hosted by NTV had sought to know if the “government has a budget for corruption” considering the relatively consistent reports of the vice.
“You tell me that the (doctors) CBA cannot be funded by the Government. Do you have a budgetary allocation for corruption, such that you can finance corruption and not the CBA?” the youthful citizen posed.
To which Mr Kiraithe: “Of course the government has a huge budget for corruption.”
The statement not only left scores of those in attendance in stitches, but also lit up social media.
Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans online.
— Eddy Kaggia (@eddy_kaggia) February 16, 2017
Thanks Eric kiraithe for being HONEST ENOUGH by acknowledging jubilee has budget for corruption!
— THE MOMBASA PUNDIT (@FashionRebelMU) February 16, 2017
— Adhere Cavince (@Cavinceworld) February 16, 2017
So the govt has got revenue & expenditure estimates for corruption? isorait, isoke. Eric Kiraithe saying it as it is.
— Peter Santoni (@peter_santoni) February 16, 2017
And tribalism gets dummies like Eric Kiraithe serving as government spokesmen..Another huge budget for incompetency
— NIXON BROWN MAPESA (@BrownMapesa) February 16, 2017
Truth is like a fart, the harder you fight it the higher chances it will transform to a diarrhea. Ask Eric Kiraithe. #DoctorsReleased
— Jones Baraza (@JonesBaraza) February 15, 2017
I'm starting to believe the GOK is embarassing itself on purpose. Some levels of thoughtlessness are incompatible with life # EricKiraithe
— Judy Barasa (@judy_barasa) February 15, 2017
You could have put a bag of potatoes in Eric Kiraithe's seat & it could've done a better job. What an incompetent loose mouth. #presspass
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) February 6, 2017