Over the last couple of years, the Swahili language has gained a little prominence among foreigners. Nowadays, finding a foreigner who speaks Swahili is not a big deal like it was before.
However, it becomes a big deal when a foreigner picks up ‘odd’ Kenyan mannerisms such as those associated with public service vehicle conductors otherwise known locally as Makanga.
One Justin Bradford is the darling of Kenyan social media after he took over the ‘Snap254’ Snapchat account last week Wednesday.
He not only impressed Kenyans with his command of Swahili but with his accurate and hilarious depiction of Kenya’s Matatu culture.
Through a short clip doing rounds on the internet, Justin is seen shouting ‘Mbao Mbao’ at a train station in Oregon, USA.
What’s even funnier is how he looks out for the authorities.
Check it out below. SGR Imepata Makanga.
— Juin Kariuki (@JuinKariuki) August 10, 2017
— The Enigma?? (@RayWatanga) August 10, 2017
there’s really a white guy hosting snap254 who speaks fluent Swahili after living in Kenya for only TWO years & I can’t understand it ?
— Regina Phalange (@AlwaysDande) August 10, 2017
I can only imagine the mzungus dm rn ? #snap254
— Anne Muiga (@anne_muiga) August 10, 2017
Ninja screaming mbao mbao on train in Oregon #snap254 I’m dead
— Therealthirst (@nyotah) August 10, 2017
Ikr. I am totally entertained. He is so good he even has that ka Kenyan Kiswahili accent. ???? #Snap254
— Cherotich Tanui (@tichophil) August 9, 2017
Mzungu on the #snap254 had an impressive swahili.
— Jefferson ?? (@MandelaVibes) August 10, 2017
Sooooo I might be tryna cuff this white boy hosting #snap254 TEACH ME SWAHILI PLEASE!
— dibbz. (@haeped) August 9, 2017
— bigkev????Jatelo (@bigkevian2) August 9, 2017
I’ve never been so disrespected until i got on #snap254 today & saw this mzungu speaking better swahili than me. I’m shook?
— Sin Rostro? (@asdkjtka) August 9, 2017
— Su Zie ✨?? (@suzannapomade) August 10, 2017