When is God is for you, nothing can come against you, so goes a famous saying, and for “Githeri Man”, who has become famous after being pictured taking githeri while lining up to vote in the August 8th polls, the saying seems relevant.
After his photo going viral on social media , Martin Kamotho status has changed from another Nairobi County casual laborer to a celebrity with over 10,000 Instagram followers and a few endorsements from different corporate entities, to an extent that he has been forced to hire a manager and an attorney to represent him in major corporate deals staring at him.
Companies are fighting up to work with him and bank from all the publicity he has accrued in a span of a week.
Veteran showbiz promoter Chris Kirwa is Kamotho's de facto talent agent, with Bonfire Adventures, UserName, Big Square Kenya, designer NaneuLeshan, Safaricom and Maisha Flour Meals as some of the companies looking to have him feature in their advertising and marketing plans.
Githeri man says; “I thank God for all who have supported me and all those who are still coming out to support me. I still don’t understand what all this celebrity thing is all about, but my life has truly changed.”
“All the cheques are written in his name and they are all going to his personal account. I have made a career out of giving people a platform to achieve their dreams; it’s what gets me out of bed every morning,” his Nanager Kirwa said.