Did Ruth Odinga Participate In ‘M7 challenge’ Mimicking Museveni?


M7 challenge has been trending on Twitter since the picture of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s roadside phone call  hit the social media.

Sure enough, many members of the public have been sharing different creatives memes based on their circumstances.

And as the hashtag M7 challenge continues to trend, Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga has been caught in a similar position while she presided over the donation of 150 bicycles to students of Bar Union Secondary School in Seme subcounty.

The picture was caught when Ruth sat on a plastic chair along Kisumu-Siaya road and spoke on the phone for more than 30 minutes as the students stood by waiting for their new bicycles.

Her security team and county officials including Education executive Jennifer Kere and chief officer Samuel Kokuro were among those who attended the event.

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While Ruth may not have been copying Museveni,  the coincidence struck a chord in the minds of many by-standers.

Others who have taken the ‘challenge’, such as Excloosive toilets CEO Moses Nderitu, RMA Motor’s Sanjiv Shah, the Kenya Sevens team and Radio Africa’s Carol Radull were deliberate.

Image of Nderitu when he took his on a toilet seat while Shah sat next to vehicles in opportunistic advertisements. Shah marketed the Jaguar F-PACE.

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More than 2,000 people have reacted to photos of the Ugandan leader on Facebook, making it his most popular one this month.

Members of the public have also taken the challenge and shared their creative pictures on Twitter via hash tag#M7challenge.

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Museveni’s convoy and security detail waited a short distance away while he made the 30-minute call in Kyeirumba village on Monday.

He was on his way from Isingiro district where he presided over World Population Day celebrations.

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Kenyans, Ugandans and other East Africans have been mocking Museveni’s roadside call after the images of the longserving leader sitting at a roadside putting a call to an unknown person made it’s way online.

Kenya’s top comedian has pulled a sit-in in the middle of a road in Nairobi, blocking traffic, while engaged in an animated phone call.