A Kenyan member of parliament is under intense backlash on social media after holding a ceremony to commission a 55″ television set.
In photos published online, the MP can be seen cutting the confetti ribbon that binds the TV set mounted on the wall.
Irate netizens called out the MP as being petty, advising that he should instead focus on launching developmental projects.
“You’ll be surprised that the unveiling ceremony cost 3 times the price of the TV,” a tweep stated.
Thank you Hon Swarup Mishra for launching this 55" TV set. Great progress ever experienced in kesses Constituency.
The whole Constituency can now follow all president Kenyatta preceedings has he has locked down Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kaimbu and Nakuru Counties.
(📷 Credit) pic.twitter.com/ho3kB9A4ZZ
— Kawangware Finest™️ (@cbs_ke) March 26, 2021
Others, making fun of the incident, alleged that the MP might be initiating an online challenge, jokingly stating that they will launch their television sets soon.
A section argued that they could not judge the MP’s actions without understanding the context, stating that his launch may have been justified.
Kesses MP Hon. Swarup Mishra launches a TV set. pic.twitter.com/RdX5KdQPbR
— BISHOP™ (@LilKoima) March 26, 2021
In 2017, prior to that year’s general election, Mishra, while campaigning promised to buy TVs for each household in his constituency.
A section of netizens argued that the MP’s launch might have been a way to prove he was fulfilling his promise.
Find more photos from the ceremony below: