Tupatie pesa tukuwekee tension - video of Nairobian advising Kidero goes viral

"Mwaga pesa uache kushikwa kama mwizi wa simu"

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero in court (Twitter)

A video of a Nairobi resident advising former city Governor Evans Kidero on how to escape justice has gone viral – with netizens observing how it satirically represents the reality of the Kenyan justice system.

In the video, the man identifying himself as Ghetto MCA alias Gaucho tells Kidero to use his wealth to mobilize poor youths and have them defend him by evoking tension in the city.

The young man satirically decries that the continued arrest of the former Governor was becoming embarrassing to watch.

Mimi nauliza Governor Kidero, hii kushikwa yako inauma watu Kenya. Ndugu yangu uko na pesa. Ata kama ingekuwa ni Aladwa (Makadara MP George Aladwa) ama Babu Owino (Embakasi East MP) ameshikwa mara tatu hivo, saa hii tension ingekuwa Kenya (I am asking Governor Kidero, your numerous arrests are disturbing Kenyans. My brother you have money, if it were Aladwa or Babu Owino being arrested three times like you, there would be tension in the country).

“Uko na pesa na bible inasema ya Kaisari irudi kwa Kaisari. Hii pesa rudisha kwa wananchi ili tukuwekee tension. Ni kitu ya aibu kwamba ata Obado alitolewa Migori akaletwa Nairobi na bado watu walijaa kortini. Wewe unashikwa kama yatima ama mtu ametolewa Korogocho ama Mukuru. I am sure kama ingekuwa ni Wainaina angekuwa Governor anashikwa hivi, angekuwa amebehave and aka act (You have money and as the bible says, give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar. Give back the money to the poor so we can create tension for you. It is embarrassing that Migori Governor Okoth Obado was brought to Nairobi and his people still filled the court rooms. In you case, you are being arrested like an orphan or like someone from the ghetto in Korogocho or Mukuru. I am sure if were your former Chief of Staff George Wainaina who was the former Governor and being arrested like that, he would have behaved and created tension),” Gaucho said.

The city resident went ahead to advise Kidero to align himself with the handshake and make peace with both President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga – saying the move would protect him from further arrests.

Angalia maneno ya handshake ili hii maneno yako ya kushikwa kila siku kama mwizi wa simu, mwizi wa ngeta iishe (Align yourself with the handshake so that this habit of being arrested like a phone thief or a mugger comes to an end),” he added.

On Wednesday, the former Nairobi Governor was freed on Sh 8 million cash bail after spending four nights in jail.

It was his third arrest in the past one year. 

Here is the VIDEO:


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke