Since coronavirus got into Kenya in March 2020, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has become a trendsetter as far as discussions surrounding COVID-19 are concerned.
The passion and appeal with which he announces coronavirus prevention measures have made his speeches an earworm to many Kenyans to an extent that both the young and old imitate how his catchy phrases.
Kagwe who has proved one can be toughly deliver a gentle message has also given Kenyans a lot to do with his photos, audios and videos, with his accent not being spared in creation of hilarious memes.
Notably, political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi , a professor, challenged netizens to put some music in a video of Kagwe’s briefing while addressing the nation on Thursday, May 28.
In the said video, the CS is heard talking as if he is rapping with a strong American accent: “Anybody can gerrit (get it) I can get it.
Ngunyi and Senator Kipchumba Murkomen promised to award KSh 10,000 to someone who would deliver the best rendition of the “gerrit video.”
“Can someone add some music to this? My friend Murkomen and I will give an award of KSh 10,000 to the best rendition. It will be our social responsibility contribution to the corona fight! Post your phone number!” read his post.
Kenyans never joke with money and within a few hours, Ngunyi and Murkomen already had a winner.
Posting on Twitter, the political analyst shared the best video and to prove he was not bluffing about the cash, he asked the man identified as @Totsvi to send his MPESA number so that he could send him the money.
“The winner of 10K rendition of GERRIT by Mutahi Kagwe is Mr Kimetto @Totsvi. My friend @kipmurkomen and I will send the money by M-Pesa for post-curfew drinks. Send your number through a private message,” wrote Ngunyi.
Kimeto thanked Ngunyi for choosing his work as the best rendition and netizens were in agreement he surpassed all the others who took part in the competition.