Developed by Mesmerize Games and available for download in Google Play Store (Android users), this simple game requires you to accumulate points by hanging on the chopper for as long as you can.
There are “UP” and “DOWN” button with which to navigate the chopper up and down and avoid being hit by oncoming birds. The game ends as soon as any of them gets you.
To add a Luhya twist to the game – it seems like we have become accustomed to this Kenyan tribes stereotypes popularized by comedians – the games features flying objects such as ugali, sukuma wiki, and chicken, all of which can help you regain your strength as you continue hanging on the chopper. If your strength gets depleted, the game also ends.
Although not so interesting to keep you hooked for long, the game has so far been receiving great support from Kenyans, if not for honoring our very own Bungoma man, then for being developed right here in Kenya, something we are not used to. The game has so far been downloaded over 10,000 times.
The 28 year old man by the name Saleh Wanjala made history on May 13, 2016 when he became the first Kenyan ever to hitch a ride on a chopper – hanging on the landing skids – at a ceremony prepared to pay homage to Jacob Juma.
The man forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at Bungoma airstrip.
This incident set the social media ablaze with Kenyans on twitter (#KOT) nicknaming Wanjala “James Bond”. Some went ahead to create poster ads for the upcoming movie featuring our very own “James Bond Wanjala”.
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Wanjala sustained injury on his forehead and legs came face to face with the hand of the law after being discharged from the hospital. He was arraigned in court and charged with endangering his own life and that of the helicopter’s pilot which he as expected denied. He was released on a 300,000 shillings bond.