‘Githeri Man’ comes the rescue as election tension engulfs Kenya

Kenyans on Twitter took their minds off the presidential results temporarily and posted jokes about an unidentified man who during the polls, calmly enjoyed his odd breakfast in the queue.

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Githeri Man enjoys his breakfast. /TWITTER

It’s no secret there’s tension surrounding the presidential results after Kenyans cast their votes on Tuesday, August 8.

Barely a day into vote-counting, Kenyans on social media started speaking in one voice after a photo of a man who was eating githeri while queuing during the polls, surfaced.

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The original photo. /TWITTER

The man who is yet to be identified and now dubbed Githeri Man, was spotted minding his business, he was enjoying his maize and bean meal as he joined millions of Kenyans in braving the cold, damp weather to cast their vote.

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Githeri Man meme. 1 of 13. /TWITTER

The hotly-contested presidential race pitted the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta against Opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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The man’s photo caused quite a buzz online and Kenyans made it trend using the hashtag #GitheriMan.

 

“The githeri man seems to have diverted the Kenyans’ attention,” a Twitter user by the name Dadau Mwanafuu said.

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Below are other funny memes crafted around Githeri Man:

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