Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Monday morning surprised Kenyans when he posted a photo of him and Deputy President William Ruto smiling in a friendly pose.
Kabogo captioned the photo, “I “tangatangad”Karen to see my good friend the DP.”
I “tangatangad”Karen to see my good friend the DP pic.twitter.com/jqVdkREQtS
— Hon. William Kabogo (@honkabogo) June 4, 2018
The “tangatanga” (loitering) phrase blew up last week when President Uhuru Kenyatta during a stop over shortly after issuing 50,000 title deeds to landowners at Jacaranda Grounds in Embakasi East “threw a jibe” at his deputy when he “accused him” of loitering across the country during the weekend politicking.
Hii Kijana anaitwa Ruto unajua kila weekend anatangatanga kila pahali atakuwa anapitia hizi machoro choro mkiona kuna kitu inaenda kona kona mumwambie,” Kenyatta said.
Kabogo and Ruto’s relationship has been frosty since the 2017 elections with the former Kiambu Governor accusing the DP of being behind his woes that saw him defend his seat as an independent in the race which he later lost to Jubilee Party’s Ferdinand Waititu.
The picture drew mixed reactions from Kenyans with some commending the two leaders for seemingly setting aside their differences saying that was the way to go even suggesting that the two would make a great 2022 pairing.
Others however cautioned Kabogo reminding him that it was the DP who led the former governor to his last year’s downfall while another section hilariously made fun of the now famous “Tangatanga” quote.
Tuna tangatanga pamoja 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/5nNMNk9jmZ
— Pollyne Jose (Banana_Finest) ♡♡ (@pollyne_Jose) June 4, 2018
Great, In our ruriri, you are the only leader left who can save us by negotiating the big seat. If Ruto will be our president, we need our DP. President Uhuru has left us hanging having nurtured no one…those who back alot, the like of Ichungwa are just heclers without direction
— Naftali kimemia (@Naftalikimemia3) June 4, 2018
huh! envelope ama namna gani my frens! pic.twitter.com/uZX3Y1LbA9
— daretodream (@PAULmai19370169) June 4, 2018