He has definitely excited many Kenyans on social media platforms.
When his photographs were shared online, many Kenyans noticed at once Michael Njogo Gitonga’s uncanny resemblance to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking to K24 TV on Sunday at Umoja in Nairobi where he resides, Michael says he can’t walk the streets without people calling him “Uhunye”, the fond nickname Kenyans have given the President.
But unlike his real doppelgänger, he doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to dish out handouts to the hundreds who mistake him for President Kenyatta.
To avoid being harassed in public, Michael says he prefers donning his mask to hide his face from curious onlookers.
Nonetheless, he still hopes he will meet his lookalike one day just to ask him if they are brothers.
The man who runs a bar in Umoja is currently out of a job because of restrictions put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus in Kenya.
His mother, Michael says worked as a security officer in Gatundu, Kiambu County but she passed on.