‘Sheng si ya Vijana pekee’. Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga excited Kenyans with a TBT (throwback Thursday) post that was delivered in fluent Sheng.
The former CJ had posted a photo of himself outside the Supreme Court of Kenya grounds in which he had posed in a full suit.
In an entertaining fashion, the former president of the Supreme Court summarised his tenure at the helm of the Judiciary cautioning his followers that government jobs don’t last.
Translated, Dr Mutunga’s post conveyed,”A suit is just another item of clothing to cover nakedness. In this photo, I was working in the Judiciary and I was forced to wear a suit and tie.
#TBT Suti pia ni nguo bora ufiche uchi. Hapa Nilikuwa works Judiciary na ilibidi ninyonge tai. Nikanyonga tai nikasare nikang’atuka. Ofisi ya serikali iko na expiry date amri ya SirGod. pic.twitter.com/o1ULJ2fL0P
— Dr Willy M Mutunga, Chief Justice, Kenya (2011-16) (@WMutunga) November 15, 2018
“I wore the tie until I gave up and left. Government jobs have an expiry date and that’s an order from the Almighty God,” the loosely translated tweet stated.
Fluent in Sheng
The former CJ’s followers were impressed with his fluency in sheng and went on to commend him.
Fred Wanyama replied, “You @WMutunga are the man. Perhaps the best CJ our country will ever have. Sheng nayo!”
Political analyst Benji Ndolo agreed with one of the commentators who noted, “Huyu mzee @WMutunga anachafua sheng mbaya (This old man is killing it with Sheng).”
Some netizens who attempted to launch political attacks on Dr Mutunga were met with hard tackles from his fans.
Here are some of the comments that were shared.
Mzae uliingiza njeve 2017 bana.. Lakini hao majamaa wangekupiga nyongolo bana
— Babu Mmoja?????? (@BabuMmoja) November 15, 2018
What’s Nyongolo? @BabuMmoja
— Williams Mgendi M.. (@WilliamsMuchiri) November 15, 2018
Tena sana mpaka am thinking someone has hacked into his account
— Jackie Nabuliri (@MremboMashariki) November 16, 2018
— boynamedBoy♔ (@AntohLibra) November 15, 2018
Suti iko safi buda boss…lakini ii storo ya public office kuna fossil zimekatalia uko form ni kuambiwa wako na experience na vision clear kutuliko iyo nayo itakuaje?
— james macharia (@Jim_Mache) November 15, 2018