Kenyans are known to be savage when they smell something they term to be hilariously ridiculous.
Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri became the latest victim of a troll following remarks made of the current locust invasion in some parts of the country.
During a press briefing at Kilimo House on the latest disaster, Kiunjuri noted that social media was a vital tool in the fight against the insects.
He called upon Kenyans to take pictures of insects and share them on social media platforms for confirmation from his ministry.
“If you see any insect that you suspect could be a locust, take a picture and post on social media so we can confirm for you what insect it really is,” stated the Agriculture CS.
The statement evoked mixed reactions from netizens.
CS Kiunjuri: If you see any insect that you suspect could be a locust, take a picture and post on social media so we can confirm for you what insect it really is pic.twitter.com/CAe2NVWBhs
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) January 10, 2020
A section questioned the credibility of Kiunjuri while others took the opportunity to just make the scenario more hilarious.
Here are some of the reactions:
A netizen identified as Waithaka stated, “Kiunjuri is an idiot.”
Khalifa Tesfa uttered, “This guy is not educated. How he became a minister baffles me.”
Another netizen recognised as Kenyan Taxpayer expressed, “LOL, but why do we appoint FAILED politicians to critical positions? Mr President, this is embarrassing.
Luo KingPin remarked, “The level of imbecility in our regime is at the helm.”
Bernard Mobutu articulated, “Std4 dropouts are releasing press statement written by university graduates. What do you expect? A disaster. Maybe what he is reading is not what is written there.”
Are these locusts? They seem to be eating everything. pic.twitter.com/eE7lgmsi5i
— Marcus (@isthatmark) January 10, 2020
Bwana CS, could you confirm whether this is a locust? pic.twitter.com/afGhU5tm8Z
— Thuku° (@CMThuku) January 10, 2020
Cs Kiunjuri, please confirm if this is an insect, I suspect it's a locust. pic.twitter.com/3X5ekZcIuW
— JN SHINE™ (@IamJnShine) January 10, 2020
Could this be a locust sir ? pic.twitter.com/9FsrPXeCGh
— Liban Dahir (@dahir_liban) January 10, 2020
No it's a rocust
— Bernard Kiprotich (@BernardKiprotic) January 10, 2020
Confirm this insect. Inakula mashamba na inawacha mimea😂😂😂😂. pic.twitter.com/sBlI5ZIKeA
— Economist Matheka (@EconomistMathe8) January 10, 2020
— TzomilAlberto™ (@MainMachinee) January 10, 2020
Kindly confirm if this is a locust. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/acLkrDZpHs
— BRAVIN™ (@BravinYuri) January 10, 2020
Shame on you too for thinking leaders like Kiunjuri could bring change in Kenya…
— FireMoMMAH (@HalfKamba) January 10, 2020
Kiunjuri kindly confirm kama hii ni locust. pic.twitter.com/N5nMcv8nAb
— Anthony_jr 🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@AnthonyKiurah) January 10, 2020
What are his qualifications again?I pity Uhuru for having such çlowns for CS!
— Shiro (@WanjiruKimani9) January 10, 2020
Hi Kiunjuri, is this a locust? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/E5OVkrFWHo
— 🧡🧡 Femme actuelle 🧡🧡 (@zippoglisia) January 10, 2020
My learned CS Kiunjuri, kindly confirm if this is a locust pic.twitter.com/JUfskhD11L
— Tired Kenyan (@LusimbaLusimba) January 10, 2020
The latest narrative by the CS comes days after it was reported that the pests had invaded Meru County after causing havoc in Isiolo County.
Measures such as honking, use of tear gas and shooting in the air were used to deal with the insects before spraying with insecticides tactic was opted for.