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Goats are helping me campaign- George Theuri


Days to elections, some politicians are still making last-ditch efforts to woo voters using colourful posters in the estates.

However, in some areas, such posters have become fodder for animals like goats, cows and donkeys, which hungrily peel them off walls and devour them.

Apparently, the politicians are using a paste made from a mixture of wheat flour and water as adhesives, which these animals love. For months, the posters have dotted estates all the way to the city centre, with electricity posts and walls not spared.

Recently, photos of goats peeling off and chewing posters of Embakasi West MP George Theuri got his opponents laughing and taunting the lawmaker.

However, the politician scoffed at his critics, stating the animals were helping him campaign for free.

"Nashukuru hata wakienda waking'oa posters zangu mbuzi nazo zinaendelea kutupigia campaign. Greatest of All Time (GOAT)," the MP posted online.

While some politicians blame their rivals, animal expert Adams Lel says it's animals that peel off the posters as they are drawn by the flour. He says the paste used to stick the posters on the walls has an appealing smell and taste, thus the animals will go to any lengths to eat it.

"Wheat is also a good source of some minerals that are not found in some feeds, mostly those given to animals in towns like Nairobi," explains Lel.

This is not the first time the city MP has set tongues wagging online.

In 2017, Theuri publicly wished his wife a happy birthday and described their journey of love even when he was a "crooked" man.

The same day, he surprised her with a brand new Mercedes Benz GLA200 estimated to cost around Sh4.4 million.

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