Confirming to the residents of Mutomo in Kitui South, CECM for trade Esther Kilonzi clearly pointed out that the toilet project in the area came at a cost of Sh 5.6 million Kenya Shillings.
It did not take long after her final speeches and vote of thanks from the sub-county admin identified as Kamene Ngalai that images and news about the hefty invested project flooded Kitui local forums and the discourse was sparked.
Unmatched happiness as Kitui South Residents celebrate a Sh 6 million toilet launch earlier today. pic.twitter.com/syQA4Mu3aH
— Gunner 🇰🇪 (@Sam_Lulli) June 18, 2021
Sarcasm, disappointments, criticism, name them all rocked across all social media sites where netizens shared their opinions about the Kitui County Toilet investment that goes above water borehole projects to solve the ever-present lack of clean water in the region.
Those folks down there do not need hospitals, roads, or even water from mbee nzei. They do not need farm incentives to boost agricultural production from your makeshift administration. – Posted Skymoon in their Blogspot
Kitui daylight shared images of the event on Facebook, where the majority of our audiences could not believe it, some claiming that such was just but propaganda to taint Mbee Nzei Government as corrupt and clueless – Facts can be stubborn.
At times I wonder what are our priorities, ksh 6 million toilet project? God have mercy on our leaders. If this is not stupidity displayed in daylight what else could it be? Without food and water,mtu ataendea hiyo choo kufanya nini? Yet a water borehole could cost 1.8m with all installations serving 3 or so villages. So 6m would drill 3 or thereabout boreholes. – Daniel Katee laments
Someone asked what they’ll be taking to the landmark choo if their stomachs are still empty -Isaack Mutinda joked
Congratulations on the self-flushing toilet that looks for those who want to help themselves – Lilly Njagi condoles with Kituians
What is this? The toilet is worthy 250k… No wonder the place has lagged behind. In the majority of the elected are just politicians but not leaders. – Matthew Mutua crying
These are just but a portion of what is happening on Facebook, the conversation is hot on WhatsApp forums as the Mbee Nzei bloggers and supporters have so far run into hiding with no justification for the blatant theft portrayed.
Yesterday I witnessed the county government of kitui launch a latrine worth Kshs 5.6 Million in Mutomo town.
Upto now I can't understand how it costed 5.6M in a place where people can't access water and better health.@EACCKenya kazi kwenu. pic.twitter.com/2JDoH8rZSP
— Patrick Safari (@patricksafariR) June 19, 2021
On Twitter, blogger Patrick Safari had earlier sparked his audience with the news.