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You Have to See the #GitheriMan Memes Breaking the Internet After the Kenyan Election

#Githeriman went viral after the recent Kenyan elecltions. See why in it's full hilarity.

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

He can hotline bling better than Drake

...but he's more of a Wizkid fan

Oh yeah, he's now a member of Sauti Sol, too

He's the one

Kimye? Nah, what about KimGi

He can hang with the dragon queen

2 Fast 2 Githeri

DAMN, you probably even missed him in "Humble"

And some more:

Photography by Andile Buka.

5 South African Photo Books to Check Out

Here are some South African photo books on apartheid, jazz and Black life to familiarise yourself with.

While image-making, along with image archiving, have taken different forms over the years β€” advancing in tandem with photography's multiple technological advancements particularly in recent times β€” the idea of a compilation of images is one that is hard not to romanticise.

Photo books are cool. They look dope on the coffee table, they inspire curiosity, and they are reliable records of memory. They also make for great collector's items; and this is why we wiped the flimsy dust setting on some of our favourite photo books to get you started β€” should you be interested in finding and/or adding more.

This is but a cursory list of photo books from my own collection, directed mainly at the curious. For a thorough rundown of the history of photobooks in South Africa, have a look at the SAHO website's

Timeline of South African Photographic Books and Exhibitions

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