United States Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter has excited Kenyans on social media after he tweeted in Swahili.
In a tweet on Sunday evening, McCarter demystified how corruption has impoverished Kenyans.
"Corruption-ni Kama mbwa kubwa na nono. Anakuja Kwa Boma lako kila siku, anaingia ndani ya ghala lako na kukula chakula chako. Unampapasa kisha anaenda kwa boma nyingine. Na wananchi wanashangaa kwa nini wako na njaa. Lakini kama Thievery, mbwa huyo angekuwa Mg’ondi, mngemfukuza!" he posted.
His tweet has attracted over 700 comments, close to 3,000 re-tweet and more than 5,000 likes.
Kenyans reacted to the tweet by hailing Ambassador McCarter for his boldness and straight forwardness as they urged him to help the country tame corruption.
@leemakwiny said:"Sisi hatuna uwezo. Hatuna nguvu.. Kama unaweza saidia sisi, tutafurahi sana."
@sotuoma noted:"Precise. Huyo mbwa lazima auwawe.Thank you Mr. Ambassador for your very clear message on corruption which is draining our country. No sector is spared by this dog including budget ya watoto mayatima."
@johnnjenga stated: "Usiruhusu umbwa huyo mkubwa na mnono kuweka pesa Amerika. Usimpe huyo mbwa mkubwa mnono visa ya kwenda Amerika."
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi noted:" Honest, truthful, direct, Frank and brutally forthright Bwana Balozi."
@ericnyaga said:" Huyu mbwa koko amejivalisha ngozi ya kondoo. Tena yuaja kwa mneno matamu ya kumtoa nyoka pangoni."
"This is happening right now!!!! Kenyans chief investigators are in NYC learning from the FBI," Ambassador McCarter replied when asked what the US was doing to help Kenya fight graft.
Two weeks ago, McCarter won Kenyans' hearts after mocking Kenyan leaders attending the annual prayer breakfast at Safari Park Hotel.
"Kenyan leaders are praying and asking for forgiveness for the sin of thievery at the 17th annual National Prayer Breakfast. What a good start to take the nation on the path of prosperity the wananchi deserve. We must all do our part," McCarter sarcastically tweeted.