Kenyan President Uluru Kenyatta

Kenyans have began signing an online petition asking the International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to give the government any more loans, citing corruption.

Through the hashtag #StopLoaningKenya, Kenyans have circulated the online petition link while also giving more reasons why no more lending should occur.

The discussion started days after IMF approved a 257bn Kenyan shillings ($2.4bn;£1.7bn) loan for Kenya to aid in Covid-19 response.

Reports say Kenya’s public debt has grown by more than 1 trillion shillings in the last one year.

Kenyans online have quoted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s statement that the country loses two billion shillings daily to corruption as backdrop to the petition.