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Egypt’s Ministry of Interior: The Kiki Challenge Could Land You in Jail

Alright, guys, we've all had our fun. Now stop it.

Staff Writer

While the rest of the world continues to perfect the Kiki challenge choreography, those in Egypt would do well to ignore this most peculiar of viral sensations, as it could land you a year in jail, according to Al-Ahram Online. 

Preforming the challenge -  which involves dancing next to a moving vehicle to Drake's In My Feelings - can lead to fines between EGP 1000 and EGP 3000, according to Article 81 of Egypt’s traffic law. The law states that anyone obstructing traffic or endangering the lives of others will be subject to the aforementioned fine and up to a year in jail according to Magdy El-Shahed, traffic expert and aide to the interior minister. If the offence is repeated more than once within the same year, the penalties will be increased.

The ministry official added that Article 65 penalises drivers who leave their vehicles unattended on the road with a fine between EGP 200 and EGP 2000 as well as six months of jail time. Drivers who don't close their doors while in a moving car will also be fined between EGP 100 and EGP 1000. 

El-Shahed concludes that, “we are accustomed to imported foreign phenomena, but we have to stop this… I am not afraid of the dance, but I am afraid the spread of this challenge among Egyptians may cause traffic congestion."

So popular is the challenge on these shores, that several celebrities and influencers have got in on 'the fun', while some have even made their own 'Egyptian' versions. Check them out below if you literally have nothing better to do.

Dorra Zarrouk

Dina El Sheribini

Mohamed Mekawy