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The Memes Of This Kenyan Man Casually Eating His Meal While Waiting To Vote Are Honestly So Good

“Remember this as the day #GitheriMan singlehandedly kept the spirits of a nation up. Of course because his other hand was occupied.”

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Kenyans went to the polls this week to choose their next president in a highly contested race, and things have gotten a little tense. The country is on edge waiting for results.

In the midst of all the confusion, the internet gave Kenyans #GitheriMan.

Githeri is a popular Kenyan dish made of corn and beans that have been boiled and mixed together, and people love how casually this man — who has yet to be identified — was eating his while he waited in line to vote on Aug. 8.

And then, of course, came the memes.

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#Githeriman #githeri #electionmanenos Photoshop skills on fleek

Mr Steal Your Githeri #GitheriMan @ed_wainaina best at edits 😭😭

#GitheriMan just went viral, .. sit down! Be Humble. This is my favorite .. haha .. chilling on a high rise snackin… https://t.co/GYzTU5xzF8

Just when you thought you'd seen the last #GitheriMan meme, you'd find...another one.

Some people guessed which party he voted for.

"If you were independent I would still choose you" 😂😂 Another one by @ed_wainaina

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#GitheriMan has seen it all.

When you see the girl you've been trying to win over with another dude #GitheriMan

😂😂😂second last pic I promise #Githeriman

#Githeriman - Be Humble and show up with Githeri in polling stations

He's everywhere, apparently!

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#Githeriman This guy though... He he he he

Remember North West? This is her now. Feel old yet?

Waiting on election results like:

#Githeriman .. The adventures of githeri man now in Kimathi Street

While the country's political future has yet to be determined, Kenyans seem to agree that Githeri Man is the real MVP.

Remember this as the day #Githeriman singlehandedly kept the spirits of a nation up. Of course because his other hand was occupied. 😂

Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.

Contact Tamerra Griffin at tamerra.griffin@buzzfeed.com.

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