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CS Matiang’i called himself ‘youth’ and Uhuru couldn’t cope

By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER

President Uhuru Kenyatta broke into an uncontrollable laughter after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i appeared to refer to himself as a youth during an event in Mombasa on Wednesday.

The Education Secretary made the toe-curling remark as he took to the podium to make a speech as the president met with youth from the coast region.

Youth in Kenya are classified as people aged between 14 and 35 years and although Mr Matiang’i’s age is not known, he is older than 35.

He said “my fellow youth” before swiftly moving on as if to start afresh, “His Excellency president…”

But by this time, the participants had burst into a laughter, with President Kenyatta fighting hard to control his amusement. At some point, he was forced to cover his mouth.