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Uhuru drives himself to town and interacts with public without face mask – VIDEO

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday evening drove himself into Nairobi’s central business district and briefly interacted with members of the public from the window of his vehicle.

A video recording that has been widely circulated on social media shows the president making a brief stopover at the Railways Station matatu terminus in Nairobi.

The crowd goes wild after President Kenyatta, who is dressed in blue jeans and black overcoat, alights from his Mercedes G Wagon, says a few words to the crowd before getting back into the vehicle and driving off.

But what was peculiar about the president’s surprise public appearance is that he did not have a face mask on, which goes against his own order that members of the public must wear face masks while in public places.

“It is in moments like this that the character of a people and the destiny of a nation are clarified. If we act like the fingers folded into a fist, we will stop the damage this pandemic would cause,” President Kenyatta said in April.

DRIVING 

This is not the first time the president has been filmed driving himself around town in recent times

On February 9, 2020, the president surprised Kenyans when he drove himself from State House to the Nyayo National Stadium to inspect the progress of the preparation for the memorial service of the late former President Daniel Arap Moi.

Then last month, a CCTV footage emerged on social media showing the Head of State driving into Nairobi’s CBD by night in the company of ODM leader Raila Odinga. The two leaders were captured in the video stepping out of the vehicle to inspect a deserted Kenyatta Avenue with armed security in tow.

CHARGED

The footage led to the arrest of two Fidelity Guards and Robinson Security who are New Stanley Hotel’s Hotel’s property security guards and CCTV operators, respectively.

The two Patrick Rading Ambogo, a security supervisor, and Janet Magoma Ayonga have since been charged with unauthorised interception of computer data under Section 17 (1) of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act.

The accused persons will appear before Milimani Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul on July 9, 2020. The charge, on conviction, carries a fine of Sh10 million or a jail term of not more than five years or both.