First of all, she is funny. Second of all she’s Kenyan and not related to David Murathe (yup!) and lastly, I hope she’s here to stay. Ruth Kirathe’s Twitter account blew up over the last couple of days after Kenyans (I Included) discovered her witty sense of humour.
The viral video that got people talking was her advising us men on why we shouldn’t be using some of these popular pick-up lines especially at the club. No wonder we get rejected. Most of her followers even encouraged her to open a YouTube channel.
Here is the viral video:
TO THIS DAY… idk what possessed me to continuously say punch-line instead of pick-up line… but just push thru my illiteracy and enjoy the vid 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/7kndKWYZXv
— Ruth (@RuthKirathe) January 2, 2019
As her other other funny vines got traction, so did she become more polarising. There are those who say she has a sense of humour that’s not stereotypical unlike a lot of Kenyan comedy, which is a breathe of fresh air while some say her English accent can limit her from reaching a bigger Kenyan audience.
Njugush, who also became popular online after a while, chimed in on the debate saying, “You see the beauty of the Internet is, all you need is content. No appointments with someone somewhere…. Ruth Kirathe updwards and onwards.” Ruth is currently based in Japan.
On whether she’ll make it a long-term career path, she spoke exclusively to KenyaBuzz and said,”To be honest, it’s a career path I never really thought I’d be on. I just talk to my phone, and hit ‘post’… but here we are… and I’m so grateful for all the love and support.”
Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans.
I found out about Ruth Kirathe juzi juzi tu. Watched some of her videos and I love her jokes. she's not funny. she's Verrrry funny 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆
— Shosho Light (@carolinespencer) January 6, 2019
Ruth Kirathe is funny, unapologetically real and serving us some cool spice…😍😍😍
— Sheehraw (@Sheehraw) January 6, 2019
She is a top trend this Sunday, why? Few years back apparently she was not accepted on Churchill Show as a comedian.
Behold today, she does 1-2 minutes comical clips in English shares them on twitter and other social media sites and she trends world wide.
— Amazing Kisii 🇰🇪 (@AmazingKisii) January 6, 2019
When you discover Ruth Kirathe but you can't believe how much exceptional comedy you have been missing. pic.twitter.com/lf617zbz3Z
— Ruth Kirathe (@ruth_kirathe) January 6, 2019
haha 'support local talent' doesn't apply to Ruth Kirathe's case lqtm
— Low-Fat Milk On The Rocks (@_Braam) January 6, 2019
just because they get ruth kirathe's jokes suddenly they have a higher iq than others pic.twitter.com/fXGiPpSQSj
— sternly OG (@sternlyogolla) January 6, 2019
Twitter cartel are surprised Ruth Kirathe is Trending without their help they don't believe you can make it in the internet if you are not one of them.
— JOHNNY GACHANJA (@JohnnyGachanja) January 6, 2019
Ruth Kirathe reminds me of the time when Njugush was starting out. People said they didn't feel his comedy. Look at him now
— Mbiti Wamuhu (@GithakaKGithaka) January 6, 2019
Kenya never stops Buzzing. You shouldn't either