Listing seems to be the in thing now, so I thought, why not do this before the year ends (I know, we’re only in November…)
So… here we go
1. Safaricom Chair
This has to be the funniest corporate tweet. What happens when you ask a silly question to someone? They give you a silly answer right back. All in good humor though. Safaricom has shown Kenyan corporates that letting your employees be themselves when talking to customers works better than pretending to be a corporate bot.
I hope Bob gave a raise (or a Christmas bonus) to KG.
2. Ramzzy_’s Tweet, RTd over 400 Times
Sometimes you say something that resonates with everyone, and it gets RT’d so many times.
Ramzzy_ did just that, and for once, he said something that wasn’t inundated with swear and dirty words.
3. Handing Alai a seat
Arum managed to hand Robert Alai a seat when Alai bragged about his two phones. This was better than a Subaru.
ION, what has Alai been up to? He no longer beefs…. After #KOTsAgainstMPigs, he sorta calmed down. Or is it just me who thinks that? (This is not me calling for a tweef, alright?)
4. Politicians vs KOTs
Remember when Waititu was held for hate speech against the Maasai, and Uhuru jumped to his defence? Well, Uhuru made the mistake of tweeting “Kenya belongs to all of us….”.
KOTs were quick to remind him that he probably owns a huge chunk of the country, and therefore it does not belong to all of us. If there ever was anger directed at a politician this was the time…
Oh, and I think @ProfOngeri twitticided. Did @RachelShebesh come back to these streets? She hasn’t tweeted since Oct. 5th.
*high 5 @MarcusOlang*
5. We Are Britam
This one generated one of the best roasts ever that went on days on end, and sometimes someone will take a dig into @Verbstract. The winner was Britam – free publicity!
6. Hae, from Between Two Sofas
When you say hi to someone, make sure your avi looks somewhat decent. Especially if that someone is known for speaking his mind. Ramzzy_ did not hesitate to roast that chick, and her avi became a meme.
7. Overpriced Umbrellas
Nairobian’s are known for their hate of rain, and @CarolineSpencer made fun of it with her tweet:
“@carolinespencer Aaaihhh Jana nilibuy Umbrella ya 5k, I hope leo kuta rain ile serious !!”
It was funny how peeps caught feelings over the 5k umbrella.
It’s Twitter, people. Not the Gospel truth.
8. Short Shorts, aka Chokoza’s
Vinnie is known for his love of fashion and is one of the best dressed dudes around Nairobi. He shocked everyone when he wore shorts that seemed ‘barely there’ when he sat down, as evidenced in the picture. That and the orange blazer that had made him a household name already thrust him into the limelight, and a TT #VinniesShorts was coined, in addition to his own term ‘chokoza shorts’.
In real sense, when he stands, the shorts were of a decent length. The only other person who dared twitpic his legs in shorts is the hairy @MediaMK in his ‘schoolboy uniform’.
9. Bigwigism and CEOs
When you tweef with someone, it’s imperative that you throw something substantial at them to knock them off the ring and out beyond the ropes. IddSalim did it with a knockout punch about how many CEO’s follow him.
Bigwigism is real peeps. How many CEOs follow you? LQTM
10. KCSE 2012
The TT #KCSE2012 happens every year with the onset of the secondary school exams, and this year was no different, and always provides for some entertainment. With fresh trends and happenings around the country, there’s always room for more to happen. On my part, I couldn’t help digging into Rongai’s peeps one more time. And Sickolia hit the nail on the head, grammar nazi for real.
11. Kenyans and Concerts
Everytime there is a musician in town, we either have to start complaining that we don’t know the artiste, or that the ticket prices are high.
@MediaMK summed it up well as to why some people were not at the Johnny Gill concert. ‘Nuff said.
12. Chipos Have Rights Too
There’s always someone dispensing advice left right and center, and a lot of people get offended (IMHO, I think cause the truth hits a sore spot). This time, Laylalestrange entertained us while telling the truth about these one night stands and the reasons women should demand better treatment. I’m still yet to hear whether anyone applied these rules, and how it went… If you haven’t, please take notes.
13. Lion Herder
This is the best moment on Twitter this year. Currie Powder demonstrated that a sense of high self worth and boobs that are halfway on their way to the ground doesn’t mean that your IQ is of any substantial worth. In a few minutes, he had proven to the world how stupid Kola Boof is, and earned the respect of many KOTs. Despite how many times she was told that Currie was messing with her, she didn’t want to listen… her anger at the end of it is priceless!
Read the story of how it all went down at Diasporadical.com
There you have it. That’s my list. Do you have any more to add to it? Feel free to share.