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A customer sought assistance from Safaricom using the new complex sheng’.
The company could not shy away from showcasing its prowess in the same language.
A customer approached the company via Facebook seeking to know how a lost network line can be replaced.
Safaricom’s hilarious response was done Using the same new, sophisticated sheng’.
The customer wrote:
“Hi Safarimbiticom, nimbitiko na shimbitida kidombotogo. mtu akitambataka kureplambatace simcard huembetenda wambatapi?
(Hi Safaricom, I have a small query, when one wants to replace a sim card where do they go).”
Unsurprised, unshaken, and even unfazed by the customer’s choice of language, the telco’s Official page innocently responded with the same touch.
Safaricom PLC wrote:
“Embetenda dumbutuka yoyombotote yembetetu na ID yambatako (Just walk to any of our outlets with you national identity card).”
Reactions Kenyans who spotted the comment were left amused, creating a hilarious thread in the same language. Below are a few:
@Laroh Tonui Cholyo: “Safaricom PLC Safaricom nakulombotov leo tu.”
@Collins Monari: “Kumbe safarimbitiko mna rambatako…ata sjui nasema nini.”
@Stanley cheruiyot: “Safaricom PLC should now be disbanded and everyone to go home.”
@JOHN Gikuru: “Safarimbiticom mnajumbataako hii lumbatagha ua ubwakini.”
@Cate Catrina: “Huyu admin wenyu ni mnomare.”
@Fred Owino: “I have not laughed before.”
@cheche Msa: “Salaaale, yambatako.”
@Astrid A Okello “Hii ni ujintambanga.”
@Bether Achieng “Broz umevumbotota ile mbitochi?”
Owners of new sheng’ The new version is an invention by a group of youths from Kayole identified as Jeshi Jinga
The young men speak in a language that, while some people would find it as fascinating, many see it as hard and daunting.
"This Sheng is going far because you can communicate in English.
When you want to tell someone you love them, you say, ‘nakulombotov’.
If you want to tell someone you have them, you say, ‘nakuhembetate’," said one of the jovial young men.