‘Githeri Man’ Receives Sh200,000 Samsung Phones from Safaricom

If there’s one undisputed winner this election, it is one Martin Kamotho. Kamotho’s fame came completely out of nowhere. A picture of him ...

If there’s one undisputed winner this election, it is one Martin Kamotho.

Kamotho’s fame came completely out of nowhere. A picture of him eating githeri on the voting line went viral. It was photoshopped in all manner of situations further creating a viral hashtag #Githeriman.

His fame then spread to the mainstream, doing many interviews on Royal Media TV and radio stations. All this time, he wore the same coat and carried githeri to go along.

Well, his fame was not in vain.

Safaricom came out yesterday and gifted him 2 Samsung S8+, one for him and another for his wife. His daughter was given a Tecno Camon. All these phones add up to over Sh200,000. This gift came after Kamotho revealed he had no smartphone and only saw the memes on a friend’s phone.

Kamotho also received Sh5000 worth of airtime.

Britannia company also gave him lots of sugary goodies.

The 41 year old works for the county government of Nairobi as a cleaner.

Here’s the video of him receiving the phones from radio presenter ‘Mogaka’.

Ⓒ 2014 Nairobi Wire

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