Uhuru Imitates Governor's Kijana Mfupi Round Remarks

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta laughs at a performance by winners of the Kenya National Drama Festivals at Kisumu State Lodge on 18/04/17 Daily Nation
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday imitated West Pokot Governor John Lunyangapuo's remarks where he described a local politician as "Kijana mfupi round" meaning a short person with a round figure. 

    President Kenyatta met the governor during a visit to former President Daniel Moi's Kabarak home to deliver his condolence message following the death of Jonathan Moi.

    The video shows Uhuru repeating Lonyangapuo's statement as he gestures to illustrate a protruding belly. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Senator Gideon Moi and Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

    The two then burst into laughter and proceed to shake hands. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

    The action provided much needed comic relief to the mourners who had gone to console Mzee Moi. 

    In the governor's clip that went viral, the Lonyangapuo was clearly agitated by a man who was causing trouble for him. 

    Dennis Ruto, the man believed to have been the target of the joke, explained that at first when he heard the county head's sentiments, he felt bad.

     "At first I actually felt bad because that was body shaming that is criminal [sic] . But at the end of the day, I laughed it off," he told Nation

    "I had raised the issue of the deputy governor who had been sworn in and had gone to the United States and why he is earning public funds and not delivering services" Ruto added. 

    Dennis disclosed that he had embraced the name Mulmulwas (something that is round like a ball) and even formed a movement with the same name. 

    Watch the video of Uhuru imitating Governor Lonyngapuo's remarks below.