Walter Menya the Nation Media reporter who exposed the shs37,500 per bar soap now says there were other Items he forgot to include in his expoze, he says in the same strategy document the government plans to buy sanitary towels 4000 sanitary towels for shs 24 million translating to shs6000 per piece.
In the same government el nino strategy document, the reporter/Walter says there was an allocation for shs 538 million for communication and coordination which he assumes includes cash to pay bloggers to create el nino #Hashtags
Menya was reacting to Dennis Itumbi’s spirited denial that government had not lost the money.
Here is how Menya rebuffed Itumbi’s post:>>
I hear my senior colleague Dennis Itumbi is insinuating that I made up the story of â€ª#â€Žsabuniya37kâ€¬ and no such money has been spent Fair enough especially since it is a difference of opinion in a democracy. My question however is, why would the government deny its own document? This is 30-page plan with the letterhead of Interior ministry and not some one page strategy. It is dated September 29 and within that time one would believe some money may have been spent. @Nzau Ya Musau Linus Kaikai Francis Gachuri.
Walter Menya There other item I inadvertently left left out is sanitary towels which as per GOK will cost Sh24m for 4000 pieces. That’s a whopping Sh6000 a piece
Walter Menya:>>>Communication and coordination is Sh538million. I guess creating hash tag iko hapo
And HERE are some of the reactions::>>>>
Catherine Riungu Of course some money has been spent Walter Menya. On that committee sitting allowances, strategy consultants and related expenses. Dennis Itumbi is trying to twist the gist of the story in a foolish way.
Seriously? Those towels, the most expensive is 300ksh. Jeso!
I am beginning to lose confidence in a government I voted for and supported all along.
Ken Opala A great story it was. But how much is Jubilee going to spend on umbrellas? Something like Sh657,000 for one “non-carcinogenic” umbrella!
Matheka James Kusema na ku -tender.accept and move on guys!
Rajab Wahy But one @itumbi is just doing his work and what jubilee has specialised.in doing PR and denial.itumbi is a perfect king’s servant who seeing the king naked and instead if advicing his boss to buy new clothes he claps and says the kings is well dressed