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Tanzanian MP hilariously asks Kenya to give Lupita Nyong'o in exchange for rain
Masolo Mabonga|April. 12, 2019
- Kenya's meteorological department announced the country's rains were stuck in Tanzanian
- The news caught the attention of Tanzanian Environment minister, who in response, claimed Lupita in exchange for the rains
- The Kenyan neighbours had previously claimed the Hollywood actor belonged to their country
- Makamba's post revived the online tussle over the matter, with Kenyans on Twitter offering other celebrities but not Lupita
Tanzanian MP, January Makamba, who doubles up as the country's minister for Environment has caused a hilarious stir online after demanding that Kenyans surrender Oscar's Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in exchange for rains
On Thursday, April 11, Kenya Meteorological department announced the country's rains were stuck in Tanzania due to low pressure to push them upwards in the country.
The announcement which was published on local dailies and online outlets caught the attention of the Tanzanian Environment minister who, in a quick rejoinder, took to his Twitter handle on Thursday evening and hilariously demanded the rare ransom.
Acting Kenya Meteorological Department Director Stella Aura had stated that dry spell in the country would persist until end of April when the winds in Tanzania would have gathered sufficient strength to push the rains into the country.
"The rain is sitting in Tanzania, the high pressure systems in the south have not strengthened to the point that they will push the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ )so there will just be a delay, but the rains will come towards the end of the month," said Aura
This revelation not only left many Kenyans in awe trying to fathom how that was meteorological possible, but much more disturbed Tanzanians who felt Kenya was being "petty and funny".
The government official, leading other Tanzanian netizens , seized the opportunity to revive their claim for the Hollywood actress.
In February 2018, Kenya engaged Tanzania in a nasty online spat after the southern neighbours sensationally claimed Lupita belonged to their country and were proud of her success in the Hollywood career.
A Tanzania Twitter user, Edwin Masobeji, using his handle @madeinmwanza, penned an emotional tweet on how proud Tanzania was to be associated with the Black Panther actress
Makamba's tweet on the subject elicited another engagement between the two countries known for taking jibes at each other.
According to the politician, the revelation by the Kenyan weather man that rains were stuck in their country provided a chance for them to strike.
Kenyan's, however, offered to surrender other celebrities and politicians but vowed to keep Lupita.
Some Tanzanians took a swipe at Kenyans wondering if they are ever serious!
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