Maina and King’ang’i always have fun when in the studio. Today was no different. The hosts spoke about the early rains that met most Kenyans early today morning with King’ang’i wondering what time people in Gachie and Kinoo would reach their workplaces considering the muddy treacherous trails that they often use.
The hosts also spoke about the humbleness of Eliud Kipchoge jetting back into the country without much fanfare. Mwalimu enthused that had the runner being a man from the lakeside, his entry would have been very different, even demanding to see former US president Barack Obama. ‘Eliud angekuwa Onyang’o, he would have come back very differently. He would have had pacesetters for his jet.’
The part of the early morning conversation that really got my ribs cracking was when King’ang’i spoke about people who gossip in matatus.
The man acted out an imagined scene for Maina that had the host chuckling uncontrollably. Mwalimu related how those great gossipers are so good that one doesn’t even want the person to alight from a matatu, as the stuff they are talking about is very juicy.
‘Watu wana udaku kwa gari mpaka hutaki ashuke. Ulisikia Maina na Reverend Natasha. Ati King’ang’i alikuwa na Huddah Monroe. Ule mtu alinipa his story alikuwa anaishi ploti yetu. Ulisikai juu ya Kamene Goro na Mike Mondo. Kwanza hao.’ the comedian said.
King’ang’i concluded by warning those gossipers that, ‘Mushene itawaua.’