Activist Boniface Mwangi on Wednesday sent Twitter into a frenzy after he referred to Kenyans as “slaves.”
The former Starehe Constituency MP aspirant was talking about the unreliable public transport system that forces the common people to wake up early in order to beat the heavy traffic.
“Slaves heading to work! It’s 5:30am and there is traffic on Mlolongo heading to Nairobi city.Kenya lacks a reliable public transport system so every slave who gets a job applies for a car loan,” he said.
The very outspoken Pawa 254 founder further castigated Kenyans for voting in their corrupt tribesmen to lead the country.
“The slaves also elect idiots from their tribe to lead them. Liberate your minds slaves,” Boniface added.
Some KoT agreed with the activist while others thought the remarks were disrespectful.
Slave: A person who works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation. People bashing out on Boniface while its the sad truth. Why should we spend 2 hrs from GM to GPO. Citizens deserve proper transport systems. We are fools if we cant admit being slaves to the corrupt
— Fahid Bamusa (@Fahidbamusa3) August 8, 2018
Painfully true….And the slaves get the services that they deserve: dry taps, dark streets, insecurity ( while those they voted drive and walk around with a battalion),poor roads or no roads etc
— Peter MK (@PeterPMK) August 8, 2018
Kenyans. Work. So. Hard. for peanuts. Sad
— Benji Ndolo (@BenjiNdolo) August 8, 2018
Those who disagreed said:
Dude did you just call young and old hard working Kenyans slaves and ignorantly insinuated that they all the cars they drive are loans? Anyways, education is of the essence.
— Moses Omolo(selfproclaimed dealmaker) (@omolomoses1) August 8, 2018
Slave is a poor choice of word. The Bible encourages people to work and refers to workers as servants. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working for somebody.
— Leonardo de Njiru ?? (@lennynjagi) August 8, 2018
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