The Luxurious “Hustler’s Jet” Cartoon: “Choices have Consequences”
Freedom of Press is under threat from the Jubilee government after pro-Jubilee MPs attacked the Nation Media Group yesterday in Parliament, accusing the company of having published a cartoon depicting Hustler Deputy President and suspected war criminal William Ruto being massaged by girls in a luxurious jet that had been hired for Ruto by the government to fly him to West African countries last week.
Documents obtained by The Nation show that the jet would cost the tax payer a whooping Ksh 100 million quarterly, a clear wastage of public funds by a government which was rigged to power on a platform of safeguarding public interest and reducing wastage of public resources.
At a time when the government is facing a budget deficit of Ksh 24 billion to finance the county governments, and at a time when millions of Kenyans are unable to put food on the table due to run-away prices of basic consumer commodities, it can only be an act of impunity for the Hague-bound hustler to have accepted the hiring of the luxurious jet when other alternative and cheaper means of transport were available.
During the period when the jet was hired last week, the Presidential jet was available and idle. Since the hustler claimed that he was representing his boss during the trip, the best option could have been to use the Presidential jet and save the tax payer millions of Kenyan shillings which could be used to provide books for primary school children or even construct schools for young pupils learning under trees in the open air without education facilities.
“Choices have consequences” and since the Mount Kenya mafia cartel chose to rig two suspected criminals in power, the current wastage of public resources is part of the consequences Kenyans will have to pay for having criminals (suspected of murder, rape and other crimes against humanity) in charge of the State and all its resources. The consequences have just began.