Kenyans on Twitter have defended the ongoing purge on corruption in government by slamming politicians who claim their communities are being targeted.
The anti-graft campaign has seen big names in Kenyan Pipeline Company, National Health Insurance Fund and the National Cereals and Produce Board being arraigned in court to face corruption related charges.
On Tuesday, using the hastag #MtuWetuNonsense hashtag, tweeps fished out video clips of politicians who have claimed that investigating and prosecuting agencies are being used as a weapon in succession politics.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei was the biggest recipient of the criticism, with many terming him an enemy of the war on corruption.
People like this one here should be hunted down and locked up in prison for misleading the public. The positions on the spotlight were literally handed to a single community. How is that a witch hunt again? #MtuWetuNonsense pic.twitter.com/6mqTXem8UN
- Keroro (@Baba_Oren) December 11, 2018
Recently we have seen smuggled sugar illegally imported in Eastleigh Nairobi, you are defending #MtuWetuNonsense and when they give sugar laced mercury and copper they are poisoning us all including you "mtu wao" This fallacy of #MtuWetuNonsense should stop Kenyans.
- Kibet Benard (@KibetBenard_) December 11, 2018
When am struggling with the rains to get to my work place someone who has stolen our money is flying high. Then you are there shouting that your community is being targeted.. #MtuWetuNonsense pic.twitter.com/jO6qMWOgf2
- Omooria Nyakeri (@omooria_denoh) December 11, 2018
The "Mtu Syndrome" is the biggest obstacle to the fight against corruption.
Everybody should carry his/her cross.
When you loot,you don't do it on behalf of your tribe but for your own benefits. #MtuWetuNonsense
- 🍁🍁Babu Mmoja🍁🍁🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@BabuMmoja) December 11, 2018
The reason why fighting corruption in Kenya is almost impossible is because of this #MtuWetuNonsense! Crimes are committed by individuals, not communities. The ethnicitization of these crimes are expertly done by politicians playing on the minds of poor citizens.
Must be stopped!
- Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) December 11, 2018
I steal as Polycarp Njoroge Hinga to eat with my family but when I am arrested, I am a Kikuyu the son of my tribe?
Tuondoleeni ujinga by the way!#MtuWetuNonsense
- Polycarp Hinga® 🇰🇪 (@PolycarpHinga) December 11, 2018
I'm not even listening to this yapping from @cherargeiteso about #MtuWetuNonsense. Ile time walikuwa wakiiba, did they consult us. Give us a break senator
- Rodgers Maiyo (@itsmaiyoKE) December 10, 2018