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Karua meets TikToker behind ' harrrooo asimioo' video

The tiktok video has made Karua trend on social media the last two weeks.

In Summary

• By Thursday, the video had recorded more than 700,000 views on Tiktok and over 300 on Instagram.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition presidential running mate Martha Karua and Kenyan Tiktoker Joe Nyokabi
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition presidential running mate Martha Karua and Kenyan Tiktoker Joe Nyokabi
Image: BONIFACE MWANGI

In the past two weeks, Harooo! Asimioo has become a viral statement with Kenyans from all corners sharing the video on social media.

For popular TikToker Joe Wachira Nyokabi, it was just a comedy skit of him mimicking Martha Karua, the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga's running mate.

But on Friday morning, Nyokabi had the privilege to meet Karua on a personal level.

Activist Boniface Mwangi who shared the photos of the Kenyan TikToker on social media stated that he did the video with an aim of getting 10 views.

By Thursday, the video had garnered more than 700,000 views on Tiktok and over 300 on Instagram.

He ( Nyokabi) says he did the 'haroo' Tiktok video hoping to get 10 views but to his surprise it went viral. He didn't get any pay but his friends thought he had made it. Today his life changed thanks to Martha,” he tweeted.

Boniface had claimed that the tiktoker was unemployed and had rent arrears.

The tiktok video has made Karua trend on social media the last two  weeks.

In the viral video, Karua and Nyokabi are seen in a jovial mood as they repeat the now famous phrase 'Haroooo… asimio!…'

Karua has been on the Kenyan political scene since 1992 when she ran for won the Gichugu constituency MP seat.

She served in parliament and the Cabinet until April 6, 2009, when she resigned as Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs citing frustrations in late President Mwai Kibaki’s government.

Karua made an attempt at the presidency in 2013 unsuccessfully and has been out of active politics for the last decade.

She made a comeback when she joined the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja coalition and got picked as the running mate ahead of the August 9 polls.