Uhuru's Lookalike Narrates Suffering After Going Viral

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta's lookalike (right) with a friend
    President Uhuru Kenyatta's lookalike (right) with a friend
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  • In the last couple of days, photos of president Uhuru Kenyatta's look-alike have surfaced the internet, with Kenyans amazed at the similar features the duo shares.

    In fact, most thought that Michael Njogo Gitonga's photos were old pictures of the commander-in-chief, probably before his first term as president in 2013.

    Njogu has for the first time spoken out on how his newly acquired celebrity status has changed his life.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and wife Margaret Kenyatta's doppelgangers
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and wife Margaret Kenyatta's doppelgangers
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    "People around Umoja know me as Uhuru or better yet Uhunye. Sometimes, I am also surprised at how much me and the president look-alike.

    "Sometimes, I meet people who tell me that they have not had anything to eat and being 'Uhunye', I have to give them some money. In fact, that name has really made me suffer," Njogu told Inooro FM.

    He narrated that he was not sure if there were any relations between him and the first family, adding that he had never met them.

    Njogo's gym instructor, Joe Matheri, took his photo and posted on social media after he realised the uncanny resemblance between the two.

    "I realised I was close to someone who looked like the president and decided to take a photo with him but as soon as I posted him, I got calls from so many people, most asking which year I had taken the photos with the president," Matheri stated.

    Others, on the other hand, thought that it was a photoshop.

    If given a chance to meet the president, Njogo stated that he would seek to know if he was related with him in any kind of way.

    Just like other Kenyans who have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic in the country, Njogo had to close down his bar business after the president's directive on July 27, 2020, when he declared that there would be no sale of alcohol.

    "I was okay financially but when the pandemic struck, so many things changed. I even had to move from my previous house and into a small one," he stated.

    Njogo, however, stated that he did not want to use his resemblance to the president as a way to reap where he had not planted.

    Scientists say that in a population of over 7 billion, there are probably more lookalikes in the world than have been discovered. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at a past event
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at a past event
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