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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.