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Why it may not be advisable to brandish a Bible in city centre (for now)

By NAIRA HABIB December 11th, 2017 1 min read

Are you are a city resident? Then Kenyans on Twitter have this cautionary message for you.

It is may not be safe to be seen walking around the streets of Nairobi carrying a Bible. You may be mistaken by police for planning a swearing-in ceremony.

KOT has been churning witty story lines around the Bible after the opposition coalition Nasa postponed the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga that was scheduled for Tuesday.

“Following extensive internal consultations and engagement with a wide range of national and international interlocutors, the Nasa leadership wishes to advise the Nasa fraternity and the general public that the swearing in of Rt Hon Raila Amolo Odinga and His Excellency Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as President and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, and the launch of The People’s Assembly, scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, have been postponed to a later date,” Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi had explained on Sunday.


Amidst mixed feeling at the postponement, KOT were however able to find humour in the political circumstance.

“Sikuhizi kutembea na bible ni tricky unaeza shikwa ati unataka kujiapisha,” tweeted @eric_erishinsky.

“Naskia kutembea na bible sai ni tricky, kwanza pale archives, unaweza shikwa eti unataka kujiapisha,” said @dankimbayas

“Kutembea na Bible sai ni tricky, unaweza kushikwa eti unataka kujiapisha. Good morning friends. Have a great week full of God’s blessings to you and your families,” commented @mhenga_kijana.

“Siku hizi kutembea na bible ni tricky sana, kwanza pale uhuru park.. unaeza shikwa ati unaenda kuapishana,” retorted @mutegi_eric.

“Kutembea na Bible hii Kenya ni Noma wakati huu. Unaweza shikwa na police waseme unataka kujiapisha,” said @Gillykipkemoi.

“Kutembea na bible sahi ni tricky. Kwanza pale archives… unaweza shikwa eti unataka kujiapisha,” said @Crazymaniaq.