Peter Njenga, alias MC Naswa, on Saturday mesmerized mourners at Parliament building after he pulled out his phone to pretend that he was calling President Uhuru Kenyatta to complain about the stagnating queue of people that were seeking to view the Late Former President Daniel Moi’s body.
In video footage that has since gone viral, Njenga was recorded holding his phone on to his ears as he comically ‘talked’ to President Uhuru.
Speaking in a loud voice, Njenga attracted the attention of mourners who had queued at Parliament building as he ‘told’ President Uhuru that the queue had stagnated and went ahead to ask him to quicken the process so that the rest of the people can view Moi’s body.
In the footage, Njenga further ‘told’ President Uhuru to ‘pass’ the phone to Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and later to CS Matiang’i before requesting that he speaks to the ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“Hallo your excellency sir is it Uhuru, how are you? We queued here for too long. Why have they taken too much time to view the body yet so many people are here waiting? Kindly hurry up so that we can also get a chance.
“… Pass the phone to Matiang’i. How are you Matiang’i? We are suffering out here, kindly hurry up in viewing the body so that we can also have the chance,” stated Njenga.
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The conversation sparked laughter among the surrounding crowd of people who had patiently waited for their turn in the long queue.
Later on, while appearing on Citizen TV, Njenga sent his condolences to the late Moi and urged those who had not forgiven him for any wrongdoing to remember his last words when he sought to be forgiven.
More than 20,00 people had the opportunity of viewing the late Moi’s body on the first day of the exercise.
The exercise came to an end around 6 PM with the military officers taking the late Moi’s body to Lee Funeral Home.
The viewing exercise will continue on Sunday morning and is expected to end on Tuesday morning before the funeral service is held at Nyayo Stadium on the same day.
The burial of the late Moi will be held at his Kabarak home on Wednesday.
Moi passed on Tuesday after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.