Outrage as Kenyan MPs go to World Cup at taxpayers' expense - 7 months ago, 12 July 14:35
Kenyans voiced outrage on Thursday as it emerged that a group of lawmakers had gone to the World Cup at the taxpayers' expense, even though the country had failed to qualify for the tournament.
The scandal erupted after some of the legislators posted selfies on social media of themselves enjoying matches in Russia.
"Isn't that a big bad joke, that leaders can travel all the way to Russia to watch football when we have a lot of problems here?" asked Sylvester Aseka, who sells second-hand computers in Nairobi.
"Oh my God, I want to believe that is not true, the pictures some of them are posting," said Jacinta Mong'ina, 26, a student. "It means they have a lot of time and resources to go to Russia. When will they serve their constituents?"
The Star daily newspaper reported that around 20 MPs had travelled to Russia at the beginning of the month and were expected ...
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