Economist and public intellectual David Ndii is never short of controversial ideas and comments that has seen his Twitter followers grow to over half a million.
On Wednesday, Ndii lit up Twitter after he revealed his wish of spending Sh10 billion on assassins who would help Africa.
The economist responded to a question from a Twitter user who asked netizens what they would do with Sh10 billion ($100 million) to change Africa.
“If you had $100 million to change Africa with, how would you use it?” Atsu posed.
“Hire assassins,” Ndii replied.
He added that the money would be used to hire mercenaries trained by elite units such as the Israeli spy agency – Mossad.
“That’s enough mullah for at least 100 high end ex-Mossad types. Just imagine the clean-up,” the economist posted.
Many of those who reacted assumed that the former NASA strategists planned to employ the hired assassins to eliminate dictators and corrupt officials who dominate the public service in most African countries.
The plan was received with mixed reactions, some hailing the plan while others argued that such assassinations were likely to cause further turmoil.
“Haha thank you sir for saying what some of us wouldn’t but want to,” @rashdee replied.
“Prof, if you don't have adequate money to hire, roll your sleeves, do it yourself. Step by step, one by one, you will get there...,” Opiyo Onyimbo commented.
“That would plunge us into more turmoil,” Shama S opined.
“Let's crowd fund $ 100 Million for a noble course. Africa must be changed,” Ken Japala said.
Ndii has in the past advocated for secession of certain parts such as Coast and Nyanza that had previously been perceived to be out of government during the first term of President Uhuru Kenyatta.