Why Africans are airing their leaders’ ‘dirty’ linen on Twitter
They say to whomever much is given, of him will much be required.
It is for this reason that Twitter users have been sharing pictures of some of their leaders lamenting on their choice of attires and physical appearances in general.
It all started when one online user going by the name Princes Ife shared a picture of a man whom she identifies as her senator wearing casual attire of skinny jeans and a t-shirt with red sneakers.
The senator poses with both hands in the air, making a peace sign with his fingers.
“This man right here, is a senator in my country. Somebody help,” asked Princess Ife alongside the picture that she shared on twitter.
This man right here, is a senator in my country. Somebody help ? pic.twitter.com/8gV7wBNkdz
— Princess Ife❤️ (@ife_luv12) November 4, 2017
The tweet drew a response from Robby Masha who said: “Wish I could, but this man right here is the Governor of my county, Nairobi.”
He attached a picture of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in his bling.
Wish I could, but this man right here is the Governor of my county, Nairobi. pic.twitter.com/mopr91aiwA
— Am_Breaking Bad?? (@robby_masha) November 4, 2017
The post quickly degenerated into a thread, with other users positing pictures of their leaders who have same weird looks.
Majority of them were Kenyans.
This is the current minister of water resources in south sudan pic.twitter.com/XsPLgrmNZn
This is thailands king. My sister you will be okay pic.twitter.com/tw7d50lG7x
— key bet (@k_i_b_e_t) November 8, 2017
— ¢äţãl¥$ţ (@lukbouy2) November 4, 2017
My senator is bald, i bet if he wasn’t he’ll be getting hairstyle patterns from pogba or bakayoko pic.twitter.com/gQnO1ng3Cd
— chris??nov11 pikin (@nacon9) November 4, 2017
This is not Rick Ross this is the governor of Kenya second largest city….Mombasa pic.twitter.com/8lCLSsjvkW
— Xavier (@ndaruga_) November 5, 2017
Take heart my sister,this is our member of parliament here in uganda. pic.twitter.com/BqaQ09FANg
— Comfort (@17Comfort17) November 4, 2017
The current Member of Parliament for my former constituency in Nairobi, Kenya. pic.twitter.com/LbYGdnekvi
— Upright Citizen (@NomadPundit) November 5, 2017
My MP ? pic.twitter.com/RidVk7Nq4t
— ? (@babazubeir) November 5, 2017
We’re sorry. We can’t help at the moment. Your’s look better BTW. Here is Homabay Governor. pic.twitter.com/FUrVpYbhe8
— Mahenia Sam (@MaheniaSam) November 6, 2017
As South Africans we would help, but we have our hands full with our president. pic.twitter.com/M6UBdXXno0
— Sbudah (@Sbudah) November 5, 2017
I would to love to help but u see this guy here is my Governor, mombasa county pic.twitter.com/YnAgwu8h3E
— Kali the (||) (@karliekimcel) November 7, 2017
This Member of Parliament in Uganda is fairly becoming our presidential hopeful. pic.twitter.com/JXuoPlMROU
— tilda kakiya (@TKakiya) November 6, 2017
This man here is the mayor of my city Lusaka??? pic.twitter.com/kjOMHrbxye
— Young King? (@Edward_Mwale) November 7, 2017