|Born||(1985-05-17) 17 May 1985|
|Alma mater||Kaplong Boys|
|Known for||Comedy 12|
Arap Marindich, born Kennedy Kipkorir Lang'at (1985) is a Kenyan comedian who became an overnight celebrity with his partner Tula Chemoget after releasing a video imitating World Rally Championship drivers participating in the 2022 Safari Rally in Naivasha.
Due to their facial expressions, their skit tickled many and went viral leading to screengrabs that are being used as popular memes globally.
His trending and widespread work has since led to the Government of Kenya to issue a public warning over the use of his memes by individuals and corporates for financial gain without obtaining direct consent.
Early Life & Education
He later attended driving school and after he became a matatu (Public Service Vehicle) driver operating along the Kericho-Litein-Bomet routes. He then moved to Nairobi to operate a taxi owned by Tula Chemoget, his current manager, who discovered his hilarious side. He introduced him to comedy in 2016.
- Opera News, 4 Aug 2022 Who is this Arap Marindich guy and what does he do, why is he trending ? All you need to know
- Mpasho, 5 Aug 2022 5 Fun facts about Tiktoker Marindich
- Gotta News, 5 Aug 2022 Arap Marindich: Meet Comedian in Viral Memes
- Lit Kenya, 5 Aug 2022 Arap Marindich: Matatu Driver Goes Global in Viral Memes After ‘Rally Driver’ Skit
- Citizen Digital, 5 Aug 2022 Arap Marindich: The Kenyan ‘Rally Driver’ Behind The Global Viral Meme
- Hello News, 5 Aug 2022 Arap Marindich:KECOBO Issues Warning Against Usage of Memes Without Owner’s Permission
- Citizen Digital, 5 Aug 2022 Arap Marindich: KECOBO Warns Against Use Of Memes Without Owner’s Authority
- K24, 5 Aug 2022 Copyright board issues warning after viral meme of Kenyan comedian Marindich
- Uzalendo News, 5 Aug 2022 Beware Of Copyright Infringing Arap Marindich Memes
- Tuko, 6 Aug 2022 Arap Marindich Seeks Lawyer in Pursuit of Firms Using Viral Meme
- Tuko, 3 Aug 2022 Kalenjin Comedian Arap Marindich Discloses Dropping Out of School, Became Matatu Driver: "School Fees Problem"