Tweeps lash out at Bungoma chopper man’s sponsor
Kenyans on Twitter on Monday descended on businessman Joseph Waswa after he sponsored an all-expenses-paid trip for the the Bungoma man who clung on an ascending helicopter.
Tweeps argued that the business gesture was akin to rewarding a man who had risked his life.
Saleh Wanjala, 41, became an internet sensation in May when he hang on a chopper that had carried Jacob Juma’s body to Posta grounds, in Bungoma.
He was later charged in a Bungoma court with endangering his life and those of others by hanging onto a moving aircraft and was released on a sh30, 000 cash bail. Mr Waswa paid the bail.
On Monday, the businessman flew Mr Wanjala and his family to Nairobi and hosted them for lunch. He shared pictures of the visit widely on social media.
The businessman defended his treat, stating that he fulfilled Mr Wanjala’s ambition of flying in an aircraft as opposed to hanging onto a helicopter.
Tweeps were however not amused and accused the businessman of glorifying an act that could have resulted in loss of life.
We are encouraging more people to risk their lives in order to be receive favours like Bungoma James Bond
— Ni Silas™???? (@DeejayCyle) July 25, 2016
So the way the kenyan system works is, do something stupid, get rewarded. Lets burn schools and embrace Bungoma James Bond #BungomaMediocres
— The Renegade (@EngWanyonyi) July 25, 2016
I dont like it when meidia encourages stupidity within society, its detrimental to our social growth, why glorify Bungoma James Bond ?
— Wakili Ochieng (@ItsOchieng) July 25, 2016
Being stupid can get you rewarded look at Bungoma James bond now flying to Nairobi I'll not be shocked #Schoolfires people will be rewarded.
— RIZIKI (TrackSuitMafia™) (@Frank_Riziki) July 25, 2016
How about jumping from the top of Times tower??maybe KRA will hire me.#bungoma James bond
— joseph. njambi (@joenjambi_) July 25, 2016
Siku hizi watu wanaangukia opportunities by doing funny things just like Bungoma James Bond and the lady who Photoshop her pics akiwa China
— Hassan Hadji (@Hassanique) July 25, 2016
Awarding Bungoma James Bond is rewarding ignorance and stupidity. I bet you a nickel, he is becoming a radio presenter
— Mucheru Maina (@Mucheeru) July 25, 2016