The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has reportedly launched a verbal attack on Kenyans, says
The nonagenarian, who according to reports was presiding over a funds drive in a city church on November 1 2015, is said to have lashed out at Kenyans saying they “shock me with their wizardry in stealing”.
The outspoken Head of State further warned his countrymen to be cautious in their dealings with Kenyans.
“Those people of East Africa shock me with their wizardry in stealing. Sometimes I tend to believe that stealing is in every Kenyan’s blood,” said Mugabe.
The veteran leader acknowledged that Kenyans have good education, but had a negation to make: “These people go to their schools and read good courses but they qualify as the best thieves.”
To elaborate his statement, the leader said: “You can even think that there is a subject in their universities called Bachelor of Stealing.”
Mugabe noted corruption and “stealing” is deep-seated in Kenya’s employment and administration structures.
“Whenever they get an opportunity as employees, they never disappoint. They steal enough money to buy their freedom because even the judges who listen to their cases are financially powerless,” added the Pan Africanist leader.
Mugabe advised his citizenry to be cautious when they visit or interact with Kenyans, highlighting his fear that: “They (Kenyans) might infect you (Zimbabweans) with that disease.”
“I urge you my people to be on high alert in case you by bad luck, happen to visit that East African nation. They might infect you with that disease and we don’t want it here,” he warned.
Concluding his rant, he shouted: “Zimbabweans are honest people who love their country and don’t want such stealing tendencies.”
Kenyans, especially those on Twitter, are yet to Mugabe’s verbal attack.
Some online readers have, however, raised questions about the veracity of the statements. Though the corruption allegations have been reported widely online, there are no videos from the function.
Mugabe’s sentiments come at a time various state organs are faced with corruption allegations, with the latest being the Ministry of Devolution.
According to the Financial Register for 2013-2014, Devolution Ministry inflated the cost of basic commodities in the budget. The Ministry allegedly acquired condom dispensers, pens, TV set and a DVD player for millions of shillings.
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