Uhuru learns how to dab and Twitter erupts in protest – VIDEO, PHOTOS
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday showcased his dab moves as part of his campaign to encourage the youth to register as voters.
The ‘Bamba Kura Yako‘ campaign used a music video to encourage the youth to vote and make an impact in the country.
President Kenyatta raps and dances in the music video that also incorporated the award winning FBI dance crew. The video was shot on the lawns of State House, Nairobi.
The dabbing dance move is an internet craze made famous by American footballer Cam Newton.
It involves pointing one arm upwards towards the sky while also bowing your head into their other arm.
President Kenyatta video prompted an immediate backlash from Kenyans on Twitter who reasoned that it was insensitive in light of the ongoing drought and doctor’s strike.
The protests trended on Twitter under the hashtag #DabofShame.
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) February 9, 2017
— The Muthoka® (@MuthokaTito) February 9, 2017
— Salome NDANU Mbithi (@Salampard_X) February 8, 2017
— mzera (@samsonmzera) February 8, 2017
Not shocking that Mr. Uhuru is completely unable to read the mood of the country! Only your VOTE can get him to understand ?#DabOfShame
— KenyaTwatakaMovement (@254Twataka) February 9, 2017
These are what we know happen at State House that can be proven. Imagine what happens that we can't see #DabOfShame
— Delightful Chip (@HawkAyo) February 9, 2017
— Dennis W (@denniswainainam) February 8, 2017