Arap Marindich Trending Video

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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