West Pokot Senator's joke leaves DP Ruto in stitches at prayer breakfast

The county that has kept Kenyans laughing for weeks

Deputy President William Ruto laughing

West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio left delegates laughing during the 17th National Prayer Breakfast after narrating an incident that took place in South Sudan.

Deputy President William Ruto was among those who cracked up at Poghisio's funny case of mistaken identity.

The Senator addressed South Sudan President Salva Kiir who was present at the event as President Uhuru Kenyatta had stepped out briefly.

"I wanted to bring these special greetings to you President Salva Kiir just in case I may need to acquire dual citizenship - which I'm not asking for - that you understand my situation.

"When I came there during the independence celebrations, there was an announcement that was made in the hall instructing all locals to give up their seats for the guests.

"When I did not move too quickly, somebody came to me and said 'you're the people who don't listen to announcements sir'" the Senator narrated as the room broke out in laughter.

President Kiir later responded to Senator Poghisio reiterating that from a glance, the governor looks like the people of South Sudan.

"Like my brother who was telling us his story of what happened to him in Juba, well, if he walked in the streets of Juba nobody would deny that he is a South Sudanese.

"When we were fighting during the liberation struggle, I lived in West Pokot and when the people there used to meet me, they greeted me in their own language as if I was one of them," President Kiir noted, to the amusement of his listeners.

Governor John Lonyangapuo becomes king of memes

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has recently become the face of an array of memes that are widely circulated in social media.

Clips from the governor's most hilarious speech on "...kijana fupi amenona round..." have been used to send hilarious messages out of the context of politics.

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