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.
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