kimaniIt seems the President was not the only politician celebrating his birthday last week.

On Saturday, Kimani Ichung’wa received a birthday surprise when people at an event he was attending decided to ‘wash him’. Pouring water on guys celebrating their birthday is a Kenyan tradition that mostly starts in high school.

It started when the MC started singing the MP a birthday song, but then everyone else joined in with water.

However in a very controversial move, Ichung’wa grabbed a nearby child and used him as a shield. The optics of that are not very good, and he probably realized that because he swiftly put him down and went for a jacket instead.

Here’s a clip.