Arap Marindich Biography, Net Worth, Age, Memes, Nationality, Instagram

After the emergence of a his video from which the now viral memes have been created, and have been circulating social media, especially on Twitter, Nigerians as well as everyone who came across it has been using his face in creating various hilarious memes.

In this article, we’ll share with you the complete Biography of the man behind this new sensation, Arap Marindich Kenya.


Arap Marindich is a young man currently on demand both in Kenya and globally after his 1-minute video where he acted like a disappointed rally driver went viral and is now keeping netizens laughing and busy coming up with hilarious jokes.


Profile Summary

Real NameKennedy Kipkorir Lang’at
Nick NameArap Marindich
Place of birthTigor, Bomet County
Date of birthUnder review
AgeUnder review
Net Worth30,000 Kenyan Shillings.
Friends NameKaptula
Social Media Twitter

Arap Marindich Biography

Kennedy Kipkorir Lang’at famously known as Arap Marindich is a Kenyan comedian who went viral globally after a video of him acting as a disappointed rally driver surfaced online.

Arap Marindich Kenya

The video which has been shared widely by internet users from various countries across the world and memes generated from the short video, propelled Marindich to the limelight. He together with his “navigator” Kaptula have become famous.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, the comic narated that the decision to use the name Marindich was in honour of his grandfather. He noted that it is customary in the Kalenjin community for people to pick up the names of their grandparents upon their death.

“Lakini tusitumie Kennedy, mimi ni Marindich mwenyewe, hiyo ndio natumia, (But let’ s not use Kennedy, I prefer Marindich),” he says. Here is his true life story as narrated by WoK.

Arap Marindich Early Life, Education

Arap Marindich was born and raised in Tigor, Bomet County. He did his primary school in the same area and later proceeded to Kaplong Boys High School. Unfortunately, he dropped out of school at Form Two due to the lack of money. His father assisted him by enrolling him into a driving school in 2008 with the intention that he could make a profitable career out of it.

Arap Marindich Career

Marindich first got a job driving for a local businessman in Bomet. He had a car and needed a driver, and so Marindich, fresh out of driving school got the job.

“Those days there were no shuttles and many PSVs so it was a private car. I ferried people from Bomet to other places,” he stated. The 33-year-old later got a job offer from Nairobi and went for it. It is then that he met Kaptula who hired him as a taxi driver. “Kaptula had a taxi and told me that I should be giving him Ksh2,300 a day,” he added.

Marindich disclosed that Kaptula observed that he was very hilarious by nature and in turn, he hired him as his manager. “Tula” as they call him noted that if properly nurtured, Marindich’s talent could be turned into a profitable career.

“Kaptula realised that I am a funny man and advised me to start shooting funny clips and post them online. We did a few together with him I even lost count how many they were,” he narrates.

The taxi job did not last long and Marindich went back home. Luckily, he did not stay home for very long when he was called for a job at the Rongai Police Post. He was to drive the OCS and other officials to various places.

Arap Marindich WRC Rally

Marindich met Kaptula again during the WRC rally weekend in June and they agreed to go to Naivasha together for the rally.

He revealed that it is a rally that they came across a car that had broken down and they asked the owner if he could allow them shoot a small skit in it while he waited for the mechanical team to work on it. “The driver allowed us to shoot inside his car and we drove for a few minutes but could not go far.

Cars kept on passing by our car leaving behind clouds of dust and that is why I had the dust all over my face (in the video),” he narrated.

Marindich is so excited after that the video went viral since it has open a lot of doors for him and grow his comedy career. “I want to tell my fans that they should expect more jokes and more projects.

”In the video that has now generated glodal viral memes, Marindich and Tula, speaking in the Kalenjin dialect, impersonate a rally driver and his navigator as they complain about intense the rally was.

Marindich with a dusty face explains how they have had to navigate a tough terrain. They also complain about how the navigation map was difficult to interpret. “The race was fun but unfortunately we found ourselves in the bush, look at these branches which stuck inside our car, we even almost rolled over.

All we could see was white drivers passing us by in the bush,” Marindich says in part of the video clip.

Arap Marindich Net Worth

Arap Marindich estimated Net Worth is 30,000 Kenyan Shillings. He is one of the most popular skit maker in Kenya.

Arap Marindich Instagram

Arap Marindich official Instagram page is yet to be know as at time of this post, but you can follow him in twitter @marindich_arapp

Arap Marindich Seeks Lawyer in Pursuit of Firms Using Viral Meme

Kenyan comedian Arap Marindich has revealed that he is currently seeking the services of a lawyer to go after companies/brands that used their memes for commercial purposes.

Arap Marindich

While addressing Citizen TV on Saturday, August 6, Marindich – whose memes have been used across the world- cited a statement issued by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) warning corporates from using the viral photos without consent.

“I read the message from the government on Facebook. Anybody who wants to use the images should come and have discussions with us first. For those companies who use our images, we shall do a follow-up.

“I am currently looking for a lawyer who can help me pursue the matter,” he stated. On the other hand, Marindich’s counterpart – Tula Chemoget stated that they do not have any problem with their fans using images on their social media platforms.

“I think they (KECOBO) were targeting companies who were using our images for commercial use,” Tula reiterated.The duo made the remarks a day after the copyright board issued a statement regarding the meme that went viral globally.

In regard to being approached by companies for deals, he stated that they have not signed any contract yet. However, he hinted at firms expressing interest in their work.

Arap Marindich

Further, the comedian spoke on the idea behind the viral video which was turned into a meme. “Everybody thinks that we were in Naivasha but the truth is we shot the video in Rongai. We looked for a location with a forest. Once we put the video on social media, we went viral.

“We never thought we would go international that is why we did the skit in the Kalenjin dialect. I wish we would have done it in Kiswahili or English,” he stated.

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