Will ‘ugali man’ receive state commendation too?
A man who made his way into newspaper front pages for carting away a gigantic piece of ugali on Thursday as Nairobi County enforcement officers brought down illegal structures in Kilimani may just be the next recipient of a presidential commendation, if history repeats itself.
The man who hangs out behind Equity Bank in Yaya Centre has become the darling of social media after his picture went viral while carrying the humongous ugali oblivious of onlookers.
What struck many as strange was the fact that while other people were busy either rescuing or looting valuables, all he cared for was the gigantic piece of ugali.
In 2017, Martin Kamotho waltzed his way into the limelight to become Kenya’s biggest celebrity just for munching a simple meal of githeri while queuing to cast his vote during the August 8 General Election.
Popularly known as ‘Githeri man’, he later received a Head of State Commendation during the Jamhuri Day celebrations of December 12, 2017 because of the iconic photo that also turned him into an overnight trending topic on social media.