British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott on Wednesday left netizens confused with a rather peculiar tweet.
In her tweet Marriott indicated that she was at a restaurant in the UK enjoying pizza and a glass of tap water.
“Briefly back in the UK. Appreciating and enjoying a (gluten free – am coeliac) pizza, the privilege of tap water… and some Kenya reading, as the big issues continue to challenge us all,” she captioned the post.
But the said Kenyan reading is what left many Kenyans with more questions than answers on what she was driving at.
in her post, other than her partially eaten pizza and glass of what was copy of a report titled State Capture: Inside Kenya’s Inability to Fight Corruption.
Online users interpreted the tweet differently. Some only took notice of what the High Commissioner was eating and drinking.
In Kenya it’s full of gluten and tap water not clean? We now know balozi.
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) November 6, 2019
Balozi is correct @RobertAlai. The normalcy of having tap water is underestimated, I lived in Lavington and our taps were often dry. And when water came, you couldn’t trust its purity, damaged my LG diahwater’s filter, plus if U ran a full cycle of washing clothes, you’d be lucky
— Alice Makochieng (@Alicemakochieng) November 6, 2019
Others paid more attention to the report.
My fellow Kenyans, who’ve got no privilege of running tap water, here’s the link of the publishment. https://t.co/RSJ96hQ8iO
— Dragon Energy (@Evansmatmoh) November 6, 2019
Interesting reading indeed…how do you fight corruption when everyone involved is tainted? A dog chasing its tail.
— robskett (@Robskett) November 6, 2019