A Kenyan lawmaker, Hon. Elsie Muhanda, has come under fire for branding her name on the house she built for a needy person in her constituency.
Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, September 8, the Kakamega County Woman Representative shared photos of the former shanty structure and the new house she had built for the constituent.
The writings on the fisher board of the new house, reads: ‘Elsie Muhanda Mama County Kakamega funded’
“This inspires me, transforming lives of my people,” the lawmaker captioned the photos.
The post attracted massive backlash with the majority criticising her for labelling her name on the house.
One Peter said: “Wah! This is beyond politics! You can’t build a house for someone deserving and brand it with your name. Kenya yawah!”
“Was the branding necessary? Why have your name on the house? Just to feed your ego and deny the owners their dignity. Pathetic.” Miako Mararo said.
Jamuhuru pollyarp said: “Must you write ur name there. Must we know that u have helped? Even the Bible says ” if u give with the right hand, the left should not be aware and vice versa.”
On his part, Ustadh Ken Andedo, wrote: “The house is good. Yes, but is it a must for those words to be written there? Maman County Kakamega please those words should be erased.”
Following the backlash, she pulled down the post but the screenshot has since gone viral on social media, sparking more outrage.