Congratulations Mheshimiwa is the latest catchphrase on Kenyans on Twitter (KOT)’s keyboards as they sarcastically congratulate politicians for a job ‘well done’ in terms of abuse of office, bribery, unethical conduct, illegal acquisition and disposal of public property and tax evasion.
— kennedy Gichuru (@gichurukenny) May 24, 2019
Kenyans have had enough of the corruption scandals in the country and are coming up with new brilliant hashtags to at least help in fighting the vice that has ailed Kenya for years. The tweets seem to have been prompted by the latest summoning of Kiambu governor Ferdinand ‘Baba Yao’ Waititu by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the recent Ksh 250,000 house allowance payout to MPs.
Using the hashtag #CongratulationsMheshimiwa, KOT have created mockery campaign posters for the politicians listing their ‘achievements’ mentioning that they will vote for them in 2022.
Humorously, all posters contain the same achievements and the same underlying quote ‘Kazi umefanya ukamaliza. Imebaki Siasa ya 2022’ (You have finished your job. What remains is the 2022 politics)
Unajua waheshimiwa lazima waishi nyumba mzuri mzuri … Ksh.250,000 ni pesa kidogo sana considering the good job you guys are doing . #CongratulationsMheshimiwa I think 1/2 a million could be better 👌 pic.twitter.com/9hwSOZ8J77
— PRETTY KENYAN 😍 (@PrettyKenyan10) May 24, 2019
Angry Kenyans pointed out the funny things politicians have been launching which they (the politicians) call development. From toilets to cows and bridges, the projects the politicians have been launching as portrayed by the fed up Kenyans.
— Chemutai Bii (@Avacrest) May 24, 2019
The anger that burns within the citizens were released on Social Media as they have no other platforms to express themselves.
— Jared Nyambega (@nyambega_jared) May 24, 2019
— muel noguch (@NoguchMuel) May 24, 2019
— Dennis Kipkemoi (@KipkemoiDK) May 24, 2019
It is not the first time Kenyans have created a hashtag to express their displeasure. Just recently, there was the #MrPresidentTumechoka where Kenyans were complaining to the head of State about increased corruption cases. In the hashtag, Kenyans were telling the president to act more than talk in the case of the war on corruption.