Former US President Barack Obama’s arrival in Kogelo on Monday, predictably, created quite the buzz among residents of host counties, Siaya and Kisumu.
One resident who was clearly excited about Obama’s visit was one Phillip Manasseh, who also got the chance to appear on TV. However, his fifteen minutes of fame betrayed the world-renown Luopean reputation that, “When a Luo speaks English River Nile stops for a minute to listen”.
Manasseh, who was interviewed by KTN, was caught up in a flurry of comical grammatical errors that he has now become an internet sensation.
The Kisumu resident was among thousands who thronged the Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground to watch the live feed as Obama presided over the launch of Auma Obama’s Sauti Kuu Foundation.
Manasseh first destroyed the queen’s language when asked if he had gone to the airport to catch Obama’s arrival.
“I [waked] up early in the morning at 6 to go to airport so that we can see Obama. And when Obama came, he was very good and jovial,” Manasseh said.
While attempting to explain that Obama’s time in Kisumu was scarce, Manasseh was caught up in another embarrassing gaffe.
“He (Obama) took a little time. That time was very [Conjugal]. He took 10 to 20 minutes and he briefed out beloved Governor Anyang Nyong’o. After that, they left,” explained Manasseh in the one minute clip.
But that was not all. Just watch for yourself below.