Kanze Dena's Blooper That Became Butt of Online Jokes (VIDEO)
During her address, State House spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo made a blunder on Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye's arrival date. She mentioned May 35 instead of May 31, and the internet went on overdrive.
On Saturday, May 29, State House spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo updated journalists at Kisumu State Lodge concerning the visit of Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye as the chief guest for the Madaraka Day celebrations on Tuesday, June 1.
During her address, she made a blunder on President Evariste's arrival date, mentioning May 35 instead of May 31, and the internet went on overdrive.
Hundreds of netizens made lightwork of her error on Twitter, from prominent politicians to regular Kenyans, and Kanze became a top trend on the social media app the entirety of Monday, May 31.
"I would like to inform you that President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Madaraka Day celebrations that will officially take place in Kisumu will grace the event alongside a special guest, Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye. He will arrive in the country on Monday the 35th of May," said Kanze in her speech that went viral.
State House spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo briefing journalists on Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye's arrival into Kenya on May 29, 2021. /PSCU
Consummate politician Martha Karua weighed in on the matter humorously, claiming that the state was capable enough to extend the month of May against all odds.
"The state through its might can extend the month," said Karua on Sunday, May 30.
Others hilariously claimed the Jubilee government, apart from amending the 2010 Constitution, was also in the process of amending the calendar through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“Nairobi slay queens recalculating their safe days after Kanze Dena says this month goes up to date 35,” one Twitter user commented with laughing emojis.
“The State House spokesperson Kanze Dena, says that the Burundi President will land in Kenya on the 35th. Kenyans: Ala! Ala! Ala! Ala!” another chipped in.
Kanze was not the only victim of government bloopers that lit up the internet. On Monday, the Ministry of Health erred in one of its tweets celebrating the World No Tobacco Day by writing May 4, 2029 instead of May 4, 2021. It has since been deleted.
The tweet by the Ministry of Health that erred the year 2021, mentioning 2029 instead. /TWITTER
Kanze, in last minute changes made on Saturday, May 29, announced that the state had chopped the number of attendees at the newly refurbished Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium, Mamboleo to 3,000 guests, that will be admitted strictly via invite card only.
The Stadium, whose renovations are still underway, was expanded to accommodate 30,000 people in one go but the Kisumu County Government had only invited 3,000 attendees for the historic feat.
Kanze confirmed that the number would be scaled down due to a detection of the deadly Indian variant recorded in the lakeside city.
Meanwhile Burundi President Evariste was awarded 50 heifers by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State Lodge in Kisumu. Videos showed them chatting side by side as they inspected the cows.
President Ndayishimiye and first Lady Angeline Ndayubaha arrived in Kisumu where they were received by President Uhuru and first lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The Burundi head of state is the Guest of Honor for the Madaraka day celebrations set to take place on Tuesday, June 1, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu.
Earlier in the day, they unveiled that the two countries had signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding in a bid to enhance collaboration between the two countries.
Ndashimiye urged Kenyans to capitalize on the investments in Burundi. He also emphasized the quick implementation of the MOUs signed as well as expressed his commitment to strengthening business ties between the two countries.
The two countries vowed to collaborate on matters agriculture, livestock, fisheries, foreign affairs, and education.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye in Kisumu on May 31, 2021. /PSCU