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Kiraitu Murungi's lecture on money & happiness sparks debate on social media

Everyone has a fundamental right to live a dignified, rich, prosperous and happy life - Kiraitu Murungi

Kiraitu Murungi's lecture on money and happiness sparks debate on social media

Former Meru Governor, Kiraitu Murungi who is leading a happiness revolution has caused a excitement on social with his latest lecture on money and happiness.

Murungi opined that money is the ultimate source of happiness and unpacked how financial abundance translates into happiness with a section his audience in agreement while others disagreed.

“Money is the foundation of happiness. It is a symbol not only of value, but also of freedom, abundance and a good life.” The former Gover noted.

He explained that poverty should not be glorified as everyone “has a fundamental right to live a dignified, rich, prosperous and happy life.”

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“Money can buy hobbies, travel, holidays and experiences which enhance the quality of life.

"We should not glorify or romanticise poverty. Everyone has a fundamental right to live a dignified, rich, prosperous and happy life. In a nutshell, money can buy happiness.Muriungi added.

Social media users weigh in

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Netizens weighed in, with a debate ensuing on social media as sampled in the comments below.

Kamau Sammy: Very relative...money alone cant be a source of hapiness. With money and poor health, money can't buy happiness.

Antoh Nesh: Happiness comes from within, being positive and understanding that you can be happy with or without money,,,then you will be free to live a happy life, money can't buy happiness,just material things, happiness comes from heart.

Jimmy Wagethay Jnr : I disagree with you on this ... happiness is situational ...in Ur context,if travel n make ends meet...is happiness!! A patient with all the money ,at stage 4 in the best hospital ,may lack happiness ... money can't buy happiness.

Kîthînji Kînoti: Very true. The lie that money isn't a source of happiness or it cannot buy happiness has been told so many times mostly by the monied such that it has been taken as true!!

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Justorina Nywax: That's a good lesson honourable keep up

Kiraitu Murungi's pursuit of happiness

In November last year, Kiraitu Murungi added another feather to his cap after graduating with a degree in happiness studies and noted he is now fully equipped to spearhead the happiness revolution in the country.

“I am happy to announce that I successfully completed a one-year degree course in happiness studies from the Happiness Studies Academy and graduated. I am now fully equipped to spearhead the happiness revolution in my motherland.” Murungi wrote at the time.

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The politician is the chief happiness officer at his company called Happiness Resource Centre through which he hopes to advance the happiness revolution in the country.

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