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Why Africans are airing their leaders’ ‘dirty’ linen on Twitter

By NAIRA HABIB November 8th, 2017 2 min read

They say to whomever much is given, of him will much be required.

It is for this reason that Twitter users have been sharing pictures of some of their leaders lamenting on their choice of attires and physical appearances in general.

It all started when one online user going by the name Princes Ife shared a picture of a man whom she identifies as her senator wearing casual attire of skinny jeans and a t-shirt with red sneakers.

The senator poses with both hands in the air, making a peace sign with his fingers.

“This man right here, is a senator in my country. Somebody help,” asked Princess Ife alongside the picture that she shared on twitter.

The tweet drew a response from Robby Masha who said: “Wish I could, but this man right here is the Governor of my county, Nairobi.”

He attached a picture of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in his bling.

The post quickly degenerated into a thread, with other users positing pictures of their leaders who have same weird looks.

Majority of them were Kenyans.