Safaricom has gifted Kenya’s newest celebrity Martin Kamotho, popularly known as "Githeri man" with goodies worth thousands of shillings.
Kamotho is now the newest owner of Samsung S8 phone in town valued at Sh90,000. The mobile service provider has also awarded Kamotho's wife with a similar gadget, while another Tecno Canon phone worth Sh50,000 was gifted to his son by the same firm.
The 41 year-old has come to limelight and attracted public attention over the last two days after an unknown person filmed him feasting on a meal of “githeri” stashed in a plastic bag while queuing patiently to cast his vote during Tuesday's General elections.
Kamotho said he works as a cleaner for the County government of Nairobi and explained that he bought the meal to fight off pangs of hunger. He has been trending on both facebook and twitter, with many making fun of his photo and creating memes from it, which in a unique way has managed to lower the tension amongst some Kenyans as results of the pesidential elections continue to trickle in.