Just days after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive for all public officers to submit to lifestyle audits including him and his Deputy William Ruto, Kenyans have taken it to social media under the hashtag #WeKnowYourSalary in a bid to support the President’s directive.
In a tweet, Majority Leader & Senator for Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kipchumba Murkomen said “Lifestyle audit it not investigations and it’s not compulsory. It’s a voluntary moral process. To make it legal we have to establish the legal framework for it and even then what’s established cannot be used for prosecution.”
Joining the conversation online, the Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President, Dennis Itumbi said;
“@kipmurkomen is saying the truth. Wealth is best measured by understanding all income streams. For a long time many thought the good senator owns a chopper. Now it will be clear he does not, but at least we will know he owns a tractor. The tractor earns him x amount above salary”
This however stirred different reactions on twitter under the hashtag #WeKnowYourSalary
#weknowyoursalary is absolutely annoying to read. All that money they steal from us goes into land, concrete, real estate and hotels. Really? That’s all they can think of? No wonder these relatheives are telling Kenyans that the only education they need is for construction!
Ask an American billionaire how he made his wealth and he will say real estate. Ask a Frenchman,he will say hotels and restaurants. Ask an Italian billionaire he will say fashion industry. Ask a billionaire Kenyan politician “Ni Mungu tu!” am a Hustler #WeKnowYourSalary
I totally agree that no one ever became wealthy on a salary. But let’s not kid ourselves, what we want to fight is illegally acquired wealth.If you can show the legitimacy of the wealth, no one has an issue. I doubt anyone at this point is questioning the wealth of Manu Chandaria
In developed nations the super rich like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos have inventions to their names, in Kenya, the super rich have no invention, no patent, no product to their names. How did they accumulate so much money without inventing a product? #WeKnowYourSalary