Boris Johnson has a new name — "bicycle guy" — after the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, forgot his name during a press conference with Theresa May. Mr. Kenyatta's slip led to widespread mockery on social media.
"Last year, if you recall, the foreign secretary then, Boris, erm, Boris, Boris Johnson, the bicycle guy, that one, was here with ambulances and these ambulances were bought courtesy of funds that had been seized, returned and utilised to buy ambulances that were distributed across the country," said Mr. Kenyatta in reply to a question about attempts to crack down on corruption.
President Kenyatta is thought to have been referring to Mr. Johnson's penchant — especially during his time as Mayor of London — for riding a bicycle to work.
— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) 30 August 2018
His father Jomo Kenyatta was the first president of Kenya but critics say he only came to power after concluding a secret deal with the British in the early 1960s.
— EUphoric 🇪🇺 🏳🌈 🏴 (@eu_phoric) 30 August 2018
Kenya’s President Kenyatta has just referred to Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, as “the bicycle guy” pic.twitter.com/w2UaVNVWSR
— Harry Yorke (@HarryYorke1) 30 August 2018