Self-christened President of African comedy Eric Omondi has endorsed renowned businessman Jimi Wanjigi for Presidency.
Through a campaign dubbed Fagia Wote, Omondi declared his support for Wanjigi saying he is what the youths want.
According to Omondi, wanjigi has the perfect understanding of what the youths want since he has a business acumen that can lead youths to prosperity.
"Vijanaa tunahitaji rais mwenye anatujali. Vijanaa tunahitaji mtu fresh, sura mpya; mtu hajakua kwa ofisi. Vijanaa tunaneed rais mweye anaelewa biashara na mahitaji ya vijanaa. Vijanaa, tunahitaji Jimmy Wanjigi. Vijanaa tunaendorse Jimi Wanjigi, Eric Omondi ninaendorse Jimi Wanjigi. Eric Omondi na Jimi Wanjigi (Youths need a president who cares for them. Youths need a new leader who has not been in office before, Youths need a president who understands business and the needs youths need. Youths need Jimi Wanjigi; as Eric Omondi I am endorsing Jimi Wanjigi. Eric Omondi is with Jimi Wanjigi," Eric Omondi said.
Parts of video footage of the comedian endorsing Wanjigi has gone viral on social media eliciting mixed reactions among Kenyans.
Political commentator Gabriel Oguda on his part criticised Omondi saying he is no longer a youth to advance their agender.
"Eric Omondi is 40 years old. He's no longer a youth, per the definition of the law. So, he can't purport to speak on behalf of Kenyan youths. He's better placed to speak as a career comic or professional nudist. It is so declassified," he tweeted.
Youth advocate Shikoh Kihika also weighed in on the matter and tweeted: "why is Eric Omondi shouting on this video? ama the "payer" of the piper said a shout? Anyway, it's that time again where the non-Youth decide to eat in the name of young people!"
Kachaya Jospeh on his part tweeted; " Eric Omondi is taking this comedy thing too far. Even on serious matters yeye ni ku joke tu".
Eric Ogola on the other hand said: "Eric Omondi just delivered his biggest joke since he started comedy. Enough to end his career. Jimmy Wanjigi really outdid himself this time".