A Kenyan hawker has called out President Kenyatta over a Sh20 ‘debt’

The hawker wants Uhuru to clear the 'debt' or offer him a job

Dennis Wachira said Mr Kenyatta, who was on a tour of Burma market, is yet to 'pay' him the debt since the rare incident happened in September 2017.

"I held up an orange PK chewing gum and shouted while gesturing to him ‘Mr President, can I sell you this?" Wachira narrated having bravely breached the President's security protocol.

The head-of-state, who was addressing the crowd from the sunroof of his vehicle, then humbly accepted Wachira's offer in what the 22-year old thought would be a life-changing encounter.

However, one year down the line, nothing has changed for the city hawker who now wants the President to offer him a job.

Laughing stock

“I understand when I met the President he was out of a job, following the Supreme Court’s ruling. But he is now the sitting Head of State and he has all the powers to offer me a job, any kind of job,” he told the Nation newspaper.

The incident has made his life tougher as he is now a laughing stock among his peers.

"That incident has made me the laughing stock among my peers and colleagues. They mockingly ask me why my life hasn’t changed for the better even after meeting, speaking to and offering mint gum to the President."

Wachira said that if the President's help won't be forthcoming, he will appreciate help securing a more decent job from any Kenyan of goodwill.


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