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Kenya's "githeriman" relieves election tension [Culture]

Kenya's "githeriman" relieves election tension [Culture]

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During Kenyaโ€™s election period, there was a bit of tension which led to protests across some parts of the country. Fortunately there was a unifying element of all the tribes in the country. Itโ€™s about a man who has been nicknamed โ€œgitheriman.โ€

He is just a man like any other ordinary Kenyan who woke up on August 8 to go and vote. Someone decided to take a picture of him and posted it on social media. Kenyans went crazy over this picture. It came from this simple guy queuing outside a polling station to wait for his turn to vote to hilarious memes that took the social media by storm.

#Githeriman
This guy though... He he he he pic.twitter.com/1gSwIq4dYI

— Ian Abura (
ian_abura) August 9, 2017

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