Can South Africans beat Kenyans on Twitter in their own game?
Two heavyweights in the world of African Twitter are squaring off tonight. The ensuing Twitter war between Kenyans and South Africans comes just a few days after KOT waged a battle with Ghanaians online.
It’s not the first time the hashtag #KenyaVsSouthAfrica has been used. But it seems to be the most prolific.
“Our own Lupita Nyongo won an Oscar award while their oscar killed his girlfriend,” wrote one Twitter user. “It's 2016 and South Africa hasn't gotten a name yet. It's like Kenya calling itself East Africa,” said another KOT.
Our own Lupita Nyongo won an Oscar award while their oscar killed his girlfriend #KenyaVsSouthAfrica
— Duke_shatter® (@Duke82_shatter) September 15, 2016
It makes sense that the Olympics would feature prominently in tonight’s Twitter war. After all, Kenya and South Africa are Africa’s two most winnengest teams at the Rio Games. “South Africans spend a lifetime mining gold only for Kenyans to get them at the Olympics in 2 hrs,” bragged one Kenyan sports fan.
Still, there are some who are opting not to participate. “Our national anthem goes ‘Nkosi sikelela iAfrica-God bless Africa’ as SA'n we look out for Africans not Twar them! No to #KenyaVsSouthAfrica” pleaded Twitter user @zwangatjie.
Our national anthem goes "Nkosi sikelela iAfrica-God bless Africa" as SA'n we look out for Africans not Twar them! No to #KenyaVsSouthAfrica
— Lady Mía (@zwangatjie) September 15, 2016
She may have a point. While some of the jabs are harmless, others are downright horrifying. You can check for yourself here and have a look at some of the less offensive #KenyaVsSouthAfrica tweets below:
South Africans spend a lifetime mining gold only for Kenyans to get them at the Olympics in 2 hrs. #KenyaVsSouthAfrica
— [Gru] ⚫ (@iAmGrux) September 15, 2016
I would love to participate in this #KenyaVsSouthAfrica but i know nothing about Kenya. Apparently Kenyans know everything about us Lmfao
— MDUDUZI KUNENE (@Its_KingEmDee) September 15, 2016
It's 2016 and South Africa hasn't gotten a name yet. It's like Kenya calling itself East Africa #KenyaVsSouthAfrica
— Zaki.i.am (@abuzuweila) September 15, 2016
Sad that south Africans gained independence when i had already lost my virginity. How old are they again? #KenyavsSouthAfrica
— ▒ NAFF ™ ® (@AmNaff) September 15, 2016
— Herbert Oyando (@HerbertOyando) September 15, 2016
Until Kenya Actually Is eligible to host a Soccer World Cup and have a stronger currency than the Rand then we can beef #KenyaVsSouthAfrica
— Shandu Van Niekerk (@thatonyathela) September 15, 2016
There is a SA song artist who cant stop mentioning our presidents name UHURU UHURU UHURU admit it you all admire Kenyans #KenyaVsSouthAfrica
— jaime dangus (@zizzou64) September 15, 2016
— Add Snapchat: GitzTM (@iGitz_) September 15, 2016
#KenyaVsSouthAfrica Meanwhile, Lupita is slaying the @voguemagazine pic.twitter.com/hBxqrJuZqO
— Lerindo (@karenmanei) September 15, 2016