Attendants at the media briefing organized by players in the financial sector were left in stitches, after President William Ruto used the term ‘opaque’.
The term opaque trended when the four dissenting IEBC commissioners had a parallel press briefing moments before IEBC Commissioner Wafula Chebukati announced Ruto as the fifth President of Kenya on August 15, 2022.
The four were Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Massit and Justus Nyangaya.
In a joint briefing, they said they could not take ownership of the results because of the opaque nature they had been handled.
“… but some things need to be put out there as you can see the four of us are here and not at Bomas where the results are going to be announced because of the opaque nature of how this phase has been handled,” Cherera said as she led the other commissioners.
The word has since had a number of connotations in the country.
However, on Wednesday, Ruto used the term when he was complaining about online betting companies.
Speaking during a joint presser with Safaricom, KCB, and NCBA CEOs, Ruto asked the CBK governor to moderate the companies so that they can also pay taxes.
“I am happy that the governor is bringing our online betting companies into the regulation space because we also want them to pay taxes. They are operating in an opaque space,” the President said.
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