Kenyan social media users have stormed the official International Monetary Fund (IMF) page after the financing body approved a Sh255 billion COVID-19 loan to Kenya. – By Gerald Gekara.
Kenyans expressed their anger, accusing the lender of ballooning the Kenya’s public debt and subsequent corruption.
Here are some of the trending comments under the #StopLoaningKenya hashtag.
Allan Kipkosgei Arap Kogo – IMF dont approve the loan to Kenya ..it will just end in the pockets of the dynasties….We the citizens will continue suffering alot..
We have warned you against advancing corruption and oppression in Kenya,we will have a new president who will not pay those dirty IMF Money with ill motives.You will look for Uhuru and covid billionaires to pay you, your dirty Money is as good as uncollected garbage to us. You’re very reckless money lending institution.
Rabush Jared – We shall continue reminding you….Kenyan people are suffering more as you loan a clique of 5 men in the presidency..they use the same billions to buy opposition politicians to silence anybody….the same money has been used to silence the media as Kenyans are left dying…. Stop LOANING KENYA
Inocent Okumu – Dear IMF, Kenyans are so unforgiving they will render all your social media communications useless, ask me when I was spotted wearing a torn pair of socks. They even donated several pairs to me. At least issue a statement and tell them you are investigating. Otherwise, stop the loans of death and poverty. #STOPLOANINGKENYA
The 2021 Budget Policy Statement indicates that Kenya’s public debt stood at Sh7. 06 trillion as of June 2020, equivalent to 65 percent of the GDP.