In the wake of the Kenyan general election which took place on Tuesday, August 8, one particular photograph has been making waves on the Kenyan internet for the past two days.
His name is #GitheriMan and he has become the spoof of hilarious memes on twitter.
One of the inconveniences of voting day in Kenya is the long queues as people wait to exercise their constitutional right. These queues could be as long as half a mile and, in some cases, citizens are forced to spend hours on their feet before getting inside their respective polling stations.
Due to this inconvenience a lot of people come prepared in advance for the long wait, carrying with them water or food supplies.
It’s not too surprising that this man was captured holding a bag of githeri, a traditional Kenyan staple food, as he queued to cast his vote. But the picture has since gone viral and been the object of many, utterly hilarious of memes.
Indulge in some of them below, starting with the original photo.
He’s chilling with some evil men
— The_Artist🎨 (@fiona_theartist) August 9, 2017
He can hotline bling better than Drake
Hotline Bling #GitheriMan 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/X1Zq8bQkOx
— Droid (@droid254) August 10, 2017
…but he’s more of a Wizkid fan
— 254 Pacer ♠️ (@danobura) August 9, 2017
Oh yeah, he’s now a member of Sauti Sol, too
— SAUTI SOL 😂🐱😎😝 (@sautisol) August 9, 2017
He’s the one
— Nyandarua’s Finest (@IamSamiSamuel) August 9, 2017
Kimye? Nah, what about KimGi
— Ian Abura (@ian_abura) August 9, 2017
He can hang with the dragon queen
— Mr. kimerrow (@Totsvi) August 9, 2017
2 Fast 2 Githeri
— Marto 🇰🇪 (@MARTINizme) August 9, 2017
DAMN, you probably even missed him in “Humble”
— GeezyPaidYourBills (@herfuturetense) August 9, 2017
And some more:
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) August 9, 2017
— Dr. Paula Kahumbu (@paulakahumbu) August 9, 2017