This policeman has just schooled Kenyans on English and boda bodas –VIDEO
The video was meant to embarrass him. Instead, a Kenyan policeman in Kisumu has just scored majorly against a blog and some Kenyans who had wanted to ridicule what they assumed was his bad English.
The video that has been making rounds on social media is branded kenyans.co.ke.
It shows a policeman addressing the media about an accident involving a motorcycle.
The rider had two pillion passengers. So, when the policeman makes reference to two “pillion passengers”, he is misconstrued to be saying “two billion passengers,” according to the sub-titles.
But a quick run through the dictionary shows that the policeman was right.
For starters, a pillion is the space behind a motorcycle rider’s seat.
So, when a person sits on that space, he or she is called a pillion passenger. And when they are two, like in the accident, they are “two pillion passengers”.