In the age of social media bullying and trolling, one must grow a thick skin and learn the art of savagely clapping back.
Every day, we all post pictures and opinions on our various social media platforms giving little thought to whom we may affect, but with public figures it is a different ball game. They are under so much scrutiny from fans such that every post comes with a few bad comments from haters. All too often a post can be taken out of context and begs the need for a clap back.
With that said, here are the most savage Kenyan public figures on social media:
Kenyan musician Esther Akoth alias Akothee is the mother of all savagery. Her social media pages are awash with many posts of her doing her thing from being with her kids abroad, performing at events with skimpy outfits or even showing off her expensive taste for the finer things in life. However, there are some social media users who feel the need to tell her off. Some express their distaste for her, pointing out they believe she is ugly and others even question the source of her wealth. Nontheless, Akothee being Akothee doesn’t let this slide and goes ahead to give the haters the most savage replies. As previouly report on The Sauce, Akothee in an Instagram post recently said she wishes she could pose nude in Kenya, just like Naomi Campbell just did, but fears the backlash she would get. The mother of five wrote a lengthy post on Instagram, Akothee congratulated Naomi Campbell for her boldness. She added fans would publicly ‘disown’ her if she ever took a nude picture.
Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has got no chills and does not hesitate to throw words at anyone who crosses him on social media. He has often been involved in various online altercations, hurling words at top government officials, as well as netizens. From exchanging physical blows with the likes of Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua, aka Jaguar, Owino is not one to shy away; stopping at nothing to share his unpopular opinion online and in person.
Rapper Khaligraph Jones is not new to controversies, especially on social media. The ‘Toa Tint’ rapper is strong-minded and with a legion of fans to back up his every stance, Jones maintains his legendary status at all times. The father of one may have elevated his position in the local music scene, but that may not necessarily mean he does not have time to get down and dirty with the best of them.
Commenting about his break-up with ex-girl Cashy to his new found love with baby mama Mueni, Baba Yao keeps it one hundred. For the AFRIMMA award winner, art imitates life, even inspiring some of his latest releases including ‘Leave Me Alone.’
4. Huddah Monroe
Sexy, sassy and busines savvy, the Huddah Cosmetics proprietor is always stirring the pot with her controversial posts. Often scantily clad on the Gram, Monroe’s climb to the top may have been questionable, but she is not one to dwell on the past and does not expect the public to do so either. With 1.7M followers on Instagram, her opinions on sex, relationships, business and more are some of the most outlandish. However, the one-time video vixen has widened her perspective and seems unbothered by the series of tasteless comments her posts attract. She is always quick to keep comments in line, handling a difference in opinion like a true boss chick.
5. Moses Kuria
Member of Parliament and honorable politician Moses Kuria is always stirring up drama with his outrageous comments. Often giving unsolicited advise to his fellow politicians, Kuria has made a name for himself as an unorthodox man with a penchant for the limelight. Continually chasing shockvalue, his comments have previouly landed him in hot water within the national political realms. Retracting his statements or worse still eating his words in an embarrasing turn of events, Kuria sometimes becomes the but of his own jokes. As earlier reported by Capital News, the Gatundu South MP backtracked on his remarks where he had accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of neglecting the Central Kenya region on matters development in January 2019. Kuria received backlash from former and current political leaders for his utterances was forced to fall back pointing out that his remarks were not directed to the President and offered his apology.
A University of Nairobi graduate, Kuria’s political sentiments will continued to entertain Kenyans for as long as has an oppurtunity to share them.
6. Kamene Goro
Radio persona and now video vixen Kamene Goro has always had a way of attracting the attention of the genral public for all the wrong reasons. From her foul mouth, to casting as a video vixen in Ethic’s ‘Figa’, Goro has not had the best of luck. With the fickle K.O.T community eager to crucify her at every turn, the bodacious belle has grown a thick skin, and has proven she can dish it out as good as she gets. Witty and quick with her words, Kamene is one public persona who’s savage comment might continue abit more than just empty talk. For those willing to read between the lines, Goro presents some sensible arguements though they might be few and far between.
7. Larry Madowo
Former presenter of The Trend, and internationally acclaimer journalist, Larry Madowo has no time to bit around the bush. Clear, consice and to the point, Madowo never minces his words and is always winning to give to you straight. With great following across platforms, his humor and social savvy makes him one of the most entertaining Kenyans on social media to follow.
8. Dr. Miguna Miguna
A scholar, author and columnist Miguna Miguna is always keen to set the record straight, should you cross the line with him. Describing himself as a ‘revolutionary intellectual’ Miguna’s harsh words have continually brushed people the wrong way. With poor social skills, this political figure struggles to articulate himself without putting others down. A grammar nazi, the knowledgeable lawyer is never lost for words. His Twitter is always awash with his unpopular sentiments on social structures, political ploys, failed economic strategies and much more.