A resident from Lugari has taken to social media to complain how locals waited on a local politician until dusk ‘only to be given 100’.
The Facebook user, identified as Yayboy Cfc Tiko Tiko on one of the Facebook groups, lamented how locals had to wait for Nabii Nabwera, an aspiring MP, who had promised to come earlier, ‘only to give them KShs 100’ each after he addressed them.
The user suggested that the politician should have given more because the people had patiently waited for him.
“Ona vile Nabii aliweka mama zetu hadi saa 7:30 ndio anawapatia only 100 ata inunue mahindi gorogoro imgn surely (Look at how Nabii kept our mothers waiting until 7.30 only to give them Sh100 which can’t even buy a tin of maize),” he wrote.
Another Facebook user, sarcastically, asked how much love the people had for Nabii to the extent of waiting for that long.
“The patience means they’re with him at heart. If not they would have left,” Judith Khakasa wrote.
Edgar Ngoya took the opportunity to assess the situation and advice the electorate, saying the habit of voters waiting for handouts from politicians is what is derailing development in the constituency.
“Politicians will never create opportunities for the people to earn a decent living. All they do is to ensure we are at their mercy so that whenever they come with money we patiently wait for them since we depend on that 100 or 50 to put something on our table. Dear electorates, the chance is here to salvage our tuture, the choice you will make on the ballot will determine your life for the next 5+ years,” he commented.
Another user, Linnet Kiveu, warned the residents of their persistent dependence on politicians’ handouts.
“Kwani alikuwa amewafunga miguu wasiende ama. Kupenda handout ndio itawamaliza nyinyi watu wa lugari (Did he tie your legs so that you could not go home? Depending on handouts will finish you people from Lugari),” she wrote.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.