There’s never a dull day in Kenya’s Social Media Streets, as we call it, as the ever peculiar Kenyans will always find humour in every situation no matter how daunting.
It was therefore not surprising that when a senior Kenya Revenue Authority mentioned that the taxman might consider snooping social media platforms to ensure that that the glam life depicted by some people correspond with the taxes they pay, Kenyans found it funny and reacted to the news just as humorously.
Below are some of the comments shared across Facebook, Twitter and Instragrm.
Ted Malanda: The online KRA jokes succinctly explain why every CEO should keep their accountant close, but their head of communications closer.
Kenny Kaburu: Just a clarification to the KRA agents on my wall, I have never tasted chicken in my life. I understand there is a picture in my album that appears like I am eating one, but I was just acting for a church play about David and Goliath or something like that.
Wally Gichunge: If KRA insists on more tax, they should help raise the prices of farm produce, and open Miraa markets in Somalia and Europe. Otherwise – wherever you see us on social media posts – we are still subsisting from hand to mouth on shoestring budgets!!
Sheila Hilsden Kimulwet: “Ati Kra want to tax even out fake lives on social media kwani hawajui jokes? We can’t be poor both in real life and on social media.” Says Kenyans.
David Bett: Everything we buy is already taxed. I don’t see why #Kra is stalking people while enjoying small moments in Diani. @KRACare just make sure everything is taxed normally and let Kenyans enjoy this short life abnormally.
𝐌𝐚𝐰𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢: #KRA taxing someone for drinking Glenfiddich they didn’t buy with their own money maybe ata nikuchanga mlichanga
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