Kenyans have taken to social media to react to the government’s plan to hunt down HELB defaulters. As funny as Kenyans can be by injecting humour into serious matters, there is a mixed reaction as to how Kenyans on Twitter are reacting on the whole matter.
Here is a selection of some of the tweets that stood out as the whole debate around the #HELBDEBATE continues to take shape.
Activist Boniface Mwangi tweeted a serious yet humorous message in reagrds to the issue:
This Twitter explained how he spent his HELB money in a remarkably funny tweet:
Another one explaining the depth of joblessness in a funny tweet:
There is even a video describing the attitude of HELB defaulters in regards to the crack down of grandaunts:
Kenyans posted a photo of former president Kibaki’s look alike with the funniest caption ever:
This tweet took a serious jibe into the reality of degree holders today:
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has said that the 74,000 of you whom have defaulted on your Higher Education Loans will soon be rounded up.
“We are also going to partner with our law enforcement agencies to track down those holding jobs and yet are reluctant to stand up to be counted as responsible and patriotic citizens who honour their debts,” she said.
HELB chief executive Charles Ringera said they are also seeking to partner with the Foreign Affairs ministry to track down defaulters in the diaspora.
Meanwhile, Ms Mohamed said the annual Helb student loan budget has grown from Sh4.6 billion financing 109,189 students in 2012 to Sh11.4 billion for 248,050 students in the 2017/18 financial year.