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President Uhuru Kenyatta excited hundreds of Kisumu residents after he took a gulp of Senator keg during his tour of the region.

The president, who was accompanied by his deputy Mr William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries Charles Keter (Energy) and his Industrialization counterpart Adan Mohammed sampled the beer during the re-launch of the East African Breweries Limited plant in Kisumu earlier today Wednesday.

After making stop overs at Ahero and the main bus park, the Head of State headed to the plant where he was received by hundreds of locals who were enthusiastic about the revival of a plant that has been moribund for the last few decades.

OFFERED A SIP

After inspecting the facility, Mr Kenyatta was offered a sip of the Senator keg by a woman believed to be a resident of the informal settlements of Obunga.

The woman had ordered him a sip, maybe out of fear, but to her surprise Mr Kenyatta ordered for a full mug of the brew.

“Hiyo ni kidogo sana, ongeza (That is too little, add some more),” said the President amidst laughter from those who attended the fete.

The woman did exactly as the Head of State grabbed the mug with his right hand and took few gulps of the now famous brew in Kisumu.

President Uhuru Kenyatta being offered a drink of the Senator keg by a woman in Obunga Estate, Kisumu. PHOTO | PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta being offered a drink of the Senator keg by a woman in Obunga Estate, Kisumu. PHOTO | PSCU

PARTED WITH THOUSANDS

The service did not come for free, Mr Kenyatta parted with a couple of thousands of shillings for the beverage.

Mr Ruto, Kisumu Central MP Mr Ken Obura and Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director Mrs Jane Karuku marveled as the president partook of the brew.

The plant in Kisumu re-opened to a tune of Sh15 billion is earmarked for creation of a new demand for Senator Beer targeted at the low-end of the market.

The incident lit up social media.