Kenyaâ€™s immigration department on Sunday 3 march shocked many social media users, after reacting in a seemingly sarcastic manner, to a tweet of a Kenyan expressing her desire to leave Kenya soonest.
The tweet by by a user identified as Disgrace Jones expressed her desire to vacate his mother country Kenya to his preferred destination South Africa.
Jones had made a series of insulting tweets that caught the attention on the Immigration Department.Â
â€œCan't wait to leave ma'f****** Kenya tomorrow. Every time I see an African country I think, "F*** me. South Africa is bomb as f***!!!!" read the tweet.
In response, the immigration department quoted the post and tweeted it with a caption â€œnotedâ€.
Kenyans on twitter took the opportunity to blush the department for failing to address their key concerns but instead paying attention to what's important.Â
â€œFor four months I have been asking you guys about the status of my passport renewal but this is the kind of stuff you note?â€ replied @benogola to the tweet.
"@ImmigrationDept many Kenyans pose important questions, give important suggestions on service delivery & improvements but you just respond to such. This is just too low," saidÂ @cNyarige.
"And your busy answering useless tweets and it takes one 6 to 8 hrs for one to pick a passport and you separate the passport, and another hour for the birth certificate....,"responded @Abol_ger.
"You note such silly issues but never notice genuine complaints from Kenyans," said @Fidelmmoja.Â
However, Other tweeter users expressed their unwavering love to their country Kenya scolding Jones for her ignorance that South Africa was still in Africa.
â€œWow! Where to start? Firstly, South Africa (as the name implies) is in-fact an African country. Secondly, African countries like Kenya are leaving SA behind in terms of GDP growth, investor confidence, etc. Thirdly, never a good idea to 50m people in Kenyaâ€ tweeted @Pale_African_.