× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Of BBI shirts wowing netizens and the jokes they generated

By James Wanzala | January 26th 2020

ODM leader Raila Odinga and governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Ali Roba (Mandera), Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado) and Hassan Joho (Mombasa) in a prayer session during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Mombasa edition at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa County on Saturday, January 25, 2020. [Kelvin Karani, Standard]

The nicely sewed Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) white shirts won by several leaders at the Mombasa function has wowed Kenyans in equal measure.

The shirts, some with Kenyan flag three-striped colours on the left side and another with same stripes in the middle kept Kenyans talking.

We were not able to identify the designer behind the shirts but whoever she or he is doing a good job.

It’s, however, the reactions by netizens on the shirts that left netizens in stitches.

@Obi_kenya001 tweeted:  Truth be told, BBI has made our leaders dress to kill. Kweli kenya got fashion. #BBIInMombasa.

The issue of size of the shirt came out after Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti and Lamu’s counterpart Fahim Twaha appeared in one of the photos without the BBI shirt.

Netizens concluded due to their huge size, the designer was not able to get a fitting one for them.

Sultan wa Lamu using @SultanLamu tweeted: “The bigger the stomach the more public funds consumed. Out of all Governors only Lamu Governor @fahimyasintwaha and Homa bay Governor @cyprianawiti could not fit in slim shirts? Kitambi imekula pesa ya mwananchi ikitokea inateremka chini #BBIInMombasa #FreeAtty”

@ElviSymo tweeted: Seems Homabay Governor Cyprian Awiti did not get the memo.

Later,another picture appeared of ODM leader Raila Odinga shaking a hand with Awiti, wearing an oversize shirt with different design, causing another laughter.

@jacktone_oguso tweeted: I saw him wearing one, probably they adjusted an extra shirt for him.

@Hopataa: No. These guys came here and were given those white tops for the pictures. Unfortunately, his size was unavailable.

Download the BBI Judgement by all seven Judges - Civil Appeal No. E291 of 2021
Share this story
EXPLAINER-What we know about Trump's Mideast peace plan
Abbas, whose Palestinian Authority exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, has refused to engage politically with the Trump administration.
Diabetes: Insulin now an essential drug
Listing NCDs is a relief to Kenyans like 65-year-old Kahuho Mathai from Nyeri County, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.