Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga on Friday surprised social media users after sending out an Easter message in Sheng.
In his Happy Easter message that excited many, Dr Mutunga asked his followers to enjoy themselves but refrain from law breaking as the Judicial officers were not at work.
Happy Easter. Mujivinjari watunguyaz na musi break law coz wazae wetu wa koti hawako works. pic.twitter.com/YlHBo1GAnC
— Dr Willy M Mutunga (@WMutunga) March 25, 2016
The message got many talking, with some opting to engage the Chief Justice in sheng to presumably weigh his command for the city dialect.
@ThisSyllvestre niko keja nasoma twitter zenu na zinanijazz, gotea wasee wa mtaani.
— MINDLESS (@Ni_ericko) March 25, 2016
@WMutunga Only you sir. Pia wewe ukae square juu hauko above the law, una weza kujiwa. Poa?
— Grey Hat (@timosteyn) March 25, 2016
While Mutunga's tweet amused many, a tweep questioned who was tweeting for the CJ, and in a quick rejoinder, Mutunga affirmed that he was conversant with the language mainly popular among the youth.
@Ogwamor. I can write SHENG and broken English too! Do not be enslaved by Queen's English!
— Dr Willy M Mutunga (@WMutunga) September 4, 2014
Some Kenyans online hinted that, the friendship between Dr Mutunga and Kenyan musician Juliani, best known for his lyrical prowess in sheng, could be behind the new 'swag' in the president of the Supreme Court.