On Tuesday, January 3, a Kenyan took to social media pleading with elected leaders to intervene and bring down the cost of living.
The young man identified as Kevin Nesh petitioned opposition leader Raila Odinga’s elder brother and Siaya Senator Oburu Odinga saying the burden is already getting heavier.
“Can these people look into this, mzigo ni mzito tayari (the burden is already heavy). KSh 1000 you get tokens worth KSh 479.32. More than 50 percent goes to taxes. But you don’t know the pain. You guys have allowances, but we don’t,” the man said in a Tweet.
However, in a quick rejoinder, Raila’s brother wondered why Kenyans were lamenting about the high cost of electricity when the chief hustler was in charge.
The former EALA Member of Parliament further reminded Nesh how Kenyans used to blame his younger brother Raila Odinga for the high cost of living during the Jubilee administration.
“But you people said it was Raila Odinga making electricity costs go higher for hustlers. Chief hustler is in charge of what happened,” Oburu fired back.
But Oburu’s sentiments appeared not to have settled well with a section of political leaders including former Mukurweini Member Of Parliament Kabando WA Kabando.
Kabando said it was petty for Raila’s brother to take political sides in a matter that was concerning the whole country.
While wondering whether someone was managing Oburu’s social media accounts, Kabando Wa Kabando advised Raila’s brother not to lower his leadership skills.
“Jatelo, this young man has raised a concern as a citizen, not a member of any political affiliation. Sir, this is not you. If someone is mismanaging your Twitter handle, needs urgent advice not to lower your leadership bar,” Kabando Wa Kabando said.