A man who is among the group vandalizing iron sheets at the ongoing construction of Nairobi Express Way has ignited online debates after revealing why he is stealing.
From a video shared via the Standard, the young man defended their act claiming that poverty has left them no option. He explained how he has been suffering the tough economy together with his wife whom he claims doesn't even sleep at home.
He added that the Express Way is aimed at separating the rich from the poor and ironically those rich people have acquired their wealth illegally. According to him, the iron sheets used at the site have been procured through their tax and thus belongs to them and should benefit them.
The man went ahead and disclosed that they sell the sheets to scrap metal dealers and each goes for about Kshs 50 expounding that a KG goes for Kshs 10.
The man's confession caused an uproar online igniting mixed reactions. Some users sided with the young man claiming that the government has prioritized on the non essentials, explaining that building infrastructures while the citizens lack the basic needs results in such scenarios.
However, another section claimed that poverty shouldn't justify immorality. They claimed that majority are suffering but have decided to engage in legit activities to make a living.
Below are some of the sampled reactions (screenshots):
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