Kenyans have continued to elicit mixed reactions after the president launched the hustler fund on Wednesday, November 30th. Some have supported the move while a majority seem to be disappointed.
While hosting a morning show on Thursday, Inooro TV journalist Kamau Kang'ethe said that he was just about to borrow the hustler fund until something peculiar happened and he boycotted the mission until a clear explanation is given.
Kang'ethe said that he feared entering his Mpesa pin because he felt this was a way of exposing his private financial situation to strangers. According to him, he felt putting his Mpesa pin would put his Mpesa account at risk of hacking.
The TV host asked parliament to push for other alternative methods that Kenyans can use to access the funds without necessarily giving out their pins. He argued that giving out the ID number is much better and safer.
"I was very much interested to know my loan limit so that I can borrow. I followed all the steps until I reached a point where I had to put my Mpesa pin. I boycotted the plan for fear of my financial security. I love everything about the hustler fund but that idea of sharing my Mpesa pin is scaring me," alluded the journalist. (Watch video from 27 min).
Click here to watch video. Share your thoughts.
Content created and supplied by: The_Updater (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More