Last week’s widely circulated images of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tearing delicious deep-fried African Tilapia fish with ugali in at Mama Oliech Restaurant in Nairobi set social media on fire.
As the youthful, casually dressed billionaire swallowed the last lump of ugali and licked his fingers, his pictures from the historic lunch had made a million laps across the globe and thrust Lake Victoria Tilapia on top of the world.
But if the billionaire’s simplicity caught my attention, it was his choice for ngege (Luo name for Tilapia) that left my mind racing. Why Tilapia? I asked myself repeatedly until I remembered that just the other day, Kenya’s political honchos from both Cord and Jubilee destroyed


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