K24 TV Expose Behind Viral 'Nitakufinya' Sensation

The origins of the meme can be traced to as far back as a K24 TV investigative exposé that shone the light on illegal power connections in informal settlements, with the main focus in this case Mukuru, Nakuru County.

As trends keep changing on a frequent basis on social media, a new one going by the phrase Nitakufinya is taking the entire country by storm.

It has led Kenyans to flex their creative muscles once again in terms of crafting memes meant to send even the most foul souls cracking with laughter.

The origins of the meme can be traced to as far back as a K24 TV investigative exposé that shone the light on illegal power connections in informal settlements, with the main focus in this case Mukuru, Nakuru County.

Screengrab of the Nitakufinya video that has since gone viral. /YOUTUBE

Charles Musyoka told a reporter assigned to the story that electricity wires have been the main source of danger amongst residents owing to the fact that they had been left naked.

"Everyone here uses the illegal connections, I was once electrocuted and it affected my hands," he narrated before he was interrupted by a man who was part of a crowd behind him.

The crowd had appeared concerned that his revelation was likely to bring them into the crossbars of a crackdown by the government and the Kenya Power Company which has tried and failed to cut the irregular connections.

The viral man was irked by Musyoka's statements and could be heard issuing threats to witnesses.

He shut him down by demanding him to cease from talking about matters electricity and instead called on the government to offer him a job, and what better way to do it than on national television.

"Itisha serikali kazi na uwache kuongea mambo ya stima apa (Ask for a job from the government and stop talking about electricity matters)," said the man to Musyoka who retailiated by stating that he already had a job.

The man would then walk away, but with a stern warning that would become this week's viral phrase.

Nitakufinya (I'll deal with you), to which Musyoka responded by daring him to live up to his threat.

Nitakufinya has since risen to a national meme and Kenyans have thoroughly played with the term to come up with memes. At one point, the phrase has even been sneaked into a pickup line.

"Mi ni kama kiatu ndogo kwako juu naona nikikufinya. (I'm like a small shoe, I see myself fitting in you)" reads one of the pickup lines.

A man flirting with a woman. /FILE