A photo of President Kenyatta and former German-born NBA basketball star Dirk Nowitzki has excited Kenyans on social media.
The photo was posted on State House Facebook page on Monday following a meeting between Kenyatta and visiting Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at State House, Nairobi.
The height difference between Uhuru and Nowitzki is what caught the attention of online users. Uhuru, who is known to be tall, appeared like a dwarf while standing next to Nowitzki.
Uhuru is about 6 feet tall while Notiwizki’s height is recorded as 7 feet. Notiwizki is among the delegation accompanying President Steinmeier during his three-day visit to Kenya.
Here is what Kenyans online said about the photo:
Consolata Connie posed: “How tall is the mzungu???Uhuru is very tall already but now he looks as short as me.”
Kim Irungu said: “😂😂😂😂😂 in Kikuyu stories we used to hear about 'mutheca itu' I think it's the guy.”
Miey Njogu wrote: “Uhuru is tall but the guy is long.”
Noah Kihara Jackson noted: “I looked at this photo like 10 times thinking it was HD😃 Uhuru is tall but this man is high.”
Alex Kiambi said: “Dirk has shrunk our President. HE is tall…here he's like a pigmy. I wonder how shorter people to our President would look like in his presence… how they hold a conversation or you speak to his knees.”
Notiwizki Is married to Jessica Olsson, who was born in Sweden to a Kenyan mother and a Swede father. Dirk and Jessica married in a traditional ceremony in Nanyuki, Kenya in 2012. Dirk played for 21 years in the NBA, all with the Dallas Mavericks. He retired in 2019.