wgNetworks.tv Election 2017: How the Githeriman Single-handedly Kept the Spirits of a Nation Alive

How the Githeriman Single-handedly Kept the Spirits of a Nation Alive

With his signature hand occupied with a packed ‘githeri,’ and a nation under tension, remember this as the day #Githeriman singlehandedly kept the spirits of a nation up.


Githeri (Gĩtheri), also called muthere or mutheri, is a Kenyan traditional meal of maize and any type of beans mixed and boiled together. Who eve guessed that on a tensed election season, the meal would be a unifying factor for a nation?

Now, despite heavy tension around presidential results, Kenyans on social media, whether pro opposition or pro government have united around the photo of a man who was eating githeri while queuing to vote on Tuesday.

Just like the opening quote on themovie, The Notebook; the Githeriman was no one special. Heck,a common man with common thoughts about his business. There are no monuments physically dedicated to him 9 but socal media monuments exist without a doubt) and his name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect, he has succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived to unite a nation in tension.

The social media phenomenon went viral online, causing quite a buzz under the hashtag #GitheriMan, once again proving the immense photoshop skills of Kenyans.

Below are some of the funniest memes we loved!

Kenyans ?????

A post shared by Vincent Libosso ???? (@theeventskahuna) on

Sasa tumekosea wapi?? Who did this??? @victoria_rubadiri ako na githeri mingi?? #GitheriMan

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And then #Githeriman happened #Decision2017

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Somebody say GITHERI MAN!!!! @xtiandela @stivogichbwoy @citizentvkenya #GitheriMan

A post shared by Jeff Koinange, MBS (@koinangejeff) on

We love #GitheriMan ?? #KenyanHumor #StayCalm #PeaceOnly #PatiencePays #NTVKenya

A post shared by Better Living Ke (@betterliving_ke) on

#GitheriMan meets "slay queen" ??

A post shared by Deejay Gavnah Tha Realest (@gavnahthadeejay) on

My gallery #githeriman

A post shared by Edward Kimani (@djshortkim) on

#githeri #githeriman

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Aaaand the winner is… ?????????? #GitheriMan

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???? my fren..the #githeriman memes are ?#kenyadecides

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If nothing else, Kenyans' legendary knack for creatively will unite us all during #KenyaDecides . We need more like #Githeriman …

A post shared by Njoroge The Marketer (@njorogethemarketer) on

? Kenyans… #mytribenipeace#githeriman Githeriman got the key to stardom… ???

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