The man, who was speaking in Kikuyu dialect, attracted the attention of those who were in the queue, ready to view the remains of the late second president of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.
“Hallo your excellency, sir, how are you? We have stayed in the queue for too long. Why have taken too much time to view the body? Kindly hurry up so that we can also get a chance to see the body,” the man stated.
Further, he requested the president to pass the phone to Interior PS Karanja Kibichio, whom he asked to help in asking the people view the body a bit faster.
It is until the man mentioned Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and pretended to speak in Kisii dialect, that the crowd burst out laughing.
“Matiang’i bana, tunaumia hapa nje, harakisheni hapo kuona, sawa sawa? (Matiang’i, we are suffering out here, kindly hurry up in viewing the body),” he stated.
In addition, the man went ahead to pretend to be speaking to ODM leader Raila Odinga, who did not show up for the viewing of the body today.
“Babaaa oyeeee, si mumuone haraka tukuje (Take the shortest time possible to view the body). Ati BBI means Beba Beba Ikulu, huyo ni mtu ambaye amepagawa (That is someone who doesn’t know what they are saying) Nobody can stop reggae. Pass my greetings to Timothy Wanyoyi,” he concluded, leaving the crowd in stitches.
The late president’s body was opened for public viewing on Saturday, February 8 to Monday, February 10, following Mzee’s death on Tuesday, February 4.
President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded the late former president for leading the nation through the post-colonial era and the cold war and for sacrificing his life for Kenyans.
“It is with a heavy heart and a profound sense of personal loss that I make this tribute, in honour of the life of President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi,” he stated in part while delivering his speech.
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