Here is what’s trending this Thursday
It’s a #TBT Thursday, and there is so much that Kenyans are discussing on Twitter, for various reasons. Here are some of the trending topics:
1. #RailaSwearingIn – Kenya’s opposition leader has intensified plans to be sworn in as the “People’s President”. This ceremony he says, will take place in January 30 and should pave way for him to form a government that could be exile-based. The government has meanwhile outlawed the planned swearing in, setting the stage for renewed hostilities between the two sides.
Kenyans have already chipped in with their thoughts.
Am I the only one happy after we hearing the #RailaSwearingIn? If you are happy too RETWEET to annoy demagogues
— Errycar10 (@errycar10) January 18, 2018
— Vichekesho Reloaded✿ (@Vichekesho_254) January 18, 2018
2. Jubilee MPs – The ruling party lawmakers have tickled social media with the claims that “they were not in their right senses” when they voted in Nandi Hills MP Mr Alfred Keter as the chairman of National Assembly committee on Labour and Social Welfare. Bungoma Woman representative Catherine Wambilianga (Nasa) is the committee’s vice chairperson. Ahem! Okay.
JUBILEE MPS insist that they were not in their right senses when they held labour committee elections. Did you know that a COCKROACH can stay for seven good days without a head? Our MPS are competing with COCKROACH.#RailaSwearingIn
— La Revolt (@PhilRevolt) January 18, 2018
By-elections should be held in all constituencies with JUBILEE MPS , they just confirmed that they are of “UNSOUND MIND” and it’s constitutionally incorrect to hold a public post when one is not of proper senses
— Ogonda Ogonda (@ogondaogonda) January 18, 2018
3. SportPesa – The betting firm is in a dilemma of sorts, following the government’s decision to increase tax levy that forced them to withdraw all sponsorship deals with Kenyan sports entities. The Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday night waded into the debate by telling SportPesa to forget about a tax reprieve from the government.
Forget tax reprieve, Ruto tells SportPesa https://t.co/WDMPJDZWzp
— Nairobi News (@Nairobi_News) January 18, 2018
Leo nimelengwa vile government imelenga Sportpesa.
Bargained a shoe from a hawker,used that tactic of walking away ndo aniite back but he ignored me,sat back and watched me walk away.
— SHARON (@Tsharz) January 13, 2018
4. Roselyn Akombe – You obviously still remember her from her controversial stint at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Unconfirmed reports on Thursday indicated that she has received a promotion at her permanent workstation at the UN in the United States. This is what got Kenyans talking about her on Twitter.
Congratulations “Roselyn Akombe” If you were working in Kenya, you would now be facing some fake allegations , and your family facing threats because of your firm believes and integrity. Rose we are counting your progress they are scared bcoz they don’t knw where you are heading.
— Vinnie Arosi (@VINCENTAROSI) January 18, 2018
Integrity pays my friends you never know where you will be tomorrow Roselyn Akombe
— Cavin Yule Omolo (@cavinyuleomolo) January 18, 2018