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Why netizens find this Kuria, Omanga ‘Wanjigi Challenge’ in bad taste

By NAIRA HABIB October 20th, 2017 1 min read

A reenactment of the Wanjigi Challenge by Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria, nominated senator Millicent Omanga, Kirinyaga County Governor Ann Waiguru among others has elicited mixed reactions from the online community with most feeling that it was in bad taste.

The Wanjigi Challenge has provided hilarious meme for Kenyans since Thursday when businessman Jimi Wanjigi and his wife appeared on national TV to recount their ordeal during a 72-hour police siege on their palatial home in Muthaiga

The Jubilee Party politicians have not been left behind in this reenactment that has taken social media by storm.

A photo shared on Facebook by Kuria shows him posing as Mr Wanjigi while senator Omanga holds on to him in her role as Mrs Wanjigi in this iconic pose. Also in the picture is Ms Waiguru, Kiharu MP Ndidi Nyoro and other people.

This version of the Wanjigi Challenge has however sparked a heated debate among Kuria’s followers on whether Ms Omanga should have held Kuria that way, considering she is married.

Netizens were quick to pass judgment on the photo and the politicians: