Newly appointed US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter had a dinner with city tycoon Chris Kirubi whereupon the two discussed youth employment as a tool to boost the economy.
But it was his simple tweet later on Friday, May 17, that left a bitter taste in Kenyans’ mouths who openly accused him of hanging out with a man many claimed allegedly defrauded some institutions.
The ghosts of collapsed Kenatco and most recently giant Uchumi Supermarket came back to haunt Kirubi who served in various managerial capacities before they staggered out market.
Kirubi and other 13 individuals were accused of selling the retail store’s Aga Khan Walk and then leased it back to the supermarket for KSh 1.7 million per month.
However, they were cleared of the charges in 2008.
“This is a slap on the faces of unemployed Kenyans. Kirubi is the man who bankrupted uchumi .many youth as a result lost there Jobs wen it went under. A majority of Kenyans don’t believe in his business acumen he fronts as a genuine entrepreneur. He is a fraud and scammer,” tweeted Stone Adano.
“Before the employment stuff,ask him what he did with Kenactco, Uchumi, ICDC…. the list is endless,” added Walter Otieno.
Most internet users sought to know why the billionaire has not considered to give back to society in form a specialised healthcare centre or charity foundation in regards to youth empowerment.
“He’s been rich for a long time not giving the youths any real chances and opportunity the only thing he’s been doing is some copy pasted tweets to make us feel poor and make us think that we not doing enough,” tweeted David.
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