Spectacle as Obama’s security cars fuel in Westlands
President Barack Obama’s security cars were on Wednesday afternoon spotted fueling at a petrol station in Westlands, Nairobi.
Among the security cars that refueled at the station was a decoy of the Beast.
The Beast is routinely accompanied by decoys during foreign trips to distract potential security threats.
The real Beast comes with its own fuel. It consumes an average of one litre every two kilometers.
Vivo Energy, proprietors of Shell petrol station, couldn’t hide the excitement of fueling such vehicles as they tweeted, “Whose high-end security vehicles do these belong to? Is that #TheBeast on the right fueling at #Shell #ShellVpower.”
The company added; “#TheBeast, Is this is one of the most high profile vehicles to have ever fueled at our Shell service points? Probably.”
The Beast is a name given to President Obama’s official car that is specially made with features enabling it to keep him safe in case of an attack.
The vehicle is transported in its special airplane along with its diesel. It runs on a Duramax diesel engine.
It is the most armored car in the world with a plating of 8 inches thickness and 5 inches thick bulletproof windows.
Its Kevlar-reinforced run-flat tires are made of steel layers to keep it running in case of an attack.