The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has compared Kenyans on Twitter community popularly known as KOT with a swarm of bees since they are a force to be reckoned with.
These Kenyans have been compared to the swarm of bees because they normally attack in a group and sting continuously until they are either distracted by something bigger or the issue is resolved.
Just recently, KOT turned their wrath and attention to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), two days after the institution announced that they would add Kenya a loan to the tune of 2.3 billion dollars in a bid to respond to the ravaging effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The IMF declaration came in the backdrop of a local survey which showed that eight out of ten Kenyans felt angry, anxious and fearful due to the high debt burden.
As a result, Kenyans stormed Twitter on Monday with a trending hashtag dubbed #StopGivingKenyaLoans. While at it, Kenyans gave various reasons to the IMF on why they ought to stop issuing more loans to the country.
For instance, majority of the citizens felt that the Kenyan government was engaging in overborrowing with the money going to a few corrupt elites in the country as opposed to serving its intended purpose.
Others also wondered why the government was seeking for a loan packaged as cushioning the citizens against economic hardships caused by the Covid-19 which was not the case since the government was not even giving stimulus packages to the people after putting the country under lockdown.
The KOTS further urged the money institution to send them the money directly since the same would not reach them if it passed through the government.
People were also being encouraged to #SignThePetition, which was in reference to an online campaign aimed at urging the IMF to withdraw the offer, with Kenyans claiming that the previous loans had been misused by the Uhuruto Jubilee regime from 2013.