Martin Kamotho alias Githeri Man famed for eating Githeri while queuing to cast his vote during the August 2017 General Elections has opened up on life since being ushered into fame five years ago.
Speaking in a recent interview with Vincent Mboya, the celebrity stated that contrary to what many believe, life has been anything but easy.
Since rising to fame, Githeri man explained that he still lives ‘in the ghetto’ and would welcome any form of support towards improving his current conditions.
“My life is not okay, I can’t hide it. I just live life as it comes and I stay in the ghetto…If someone is touched to help me I will really appreciate it. I would really love to be removed from the ghetto, this life is not good. Wherever God wants me to go its fine as long as I’m out of the ghetto. You know that I am a celebrity, can you imagine a whole celebrity living in this state?” he said.
Speaking on his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Githeri Man admitted that he has not seen or heard from the Head of State since 2017.
He, however, asked for a chance to meet the President to share his predicaments with him.
“From the time I left State House in 2017 we have never communicated again. I always hope one day we will meet and talk so that I tell him my problems because I can’t say that I don’t have problems. Uhuru Kenyatta is my friend. Now that he is almost done with his term, I only pray that he remembers Githeri man wherever he will go,” he remarked.
Githeri Man was awarded Head of State Commendation during the Jamhuri day celebrations in 2017 that saw him walk home with a cool Sh100,000 token.
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The recognition was followed by numerous offers from cooperates that wanted to work with him, but as he explained, everything hit a dead end forcing him to go back to his old life.
“This is where I’ve lived for more than a decade. Many people think I’m rich. In fact, it makes me sad when they call me Githeri Man, thinking I am a millionaire. I have nothing. The people around here know me - they know ‘sina kitu’. Otherwise ‘wangekuwa wananipiga ngeta kila siku,” he said.