A Nairobi based hawker wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to "pay" him after he gave him a chewing gum for free during a rally last year.

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Dennis Wachira, 22, says the president graciously accepted the humble mint gum offer worth Sh20 despite efforts by the head of state's bodyguards to block him.

The incident happened on September 1, 2017, near Burma market in Nairobi, when the president was holding a rally after the Supreme Court nullified his August 8 election win.

“I lifted an orange PK chewing gum and shouted while gesturing to him ‘Mr President, can I sell you this!” Muchiri said during an interview with NTV last year, adding, “Everything happened so fast. I couldn’t believe it. When I got close to his vehicle, all I could do was to offer him a mint gum worth Sh20.” 

The city hawker now wants the president to pay back in kind, by giving him a job.

“He has all the powers to offer me a job now, any kind of job. My peers and colleagues mock me by asking why my life hasn’t changed for the better even after meeting, speaking to and offering a mint gum to the president,” he said, as reported by Nairobi News.