These are President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2015 highlights
Pictures of President Uhuru Kenyatta have been flooding the internet this year in official and unnoficial capacities.
Kenyans have identified with him, trolled him and seen the work that he has been able to do this year through the pictures.
From when he was a child gaining wisdom from his father, the Late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta to when he is steering the country as the Head of State.
Here are just but a few of President Kenyatta’s highlights 2015:
Flash back Pictures
When he was just known as son of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Mama Ngina.
Uhuru dances at State Luncheon in celebration of Jamhuri Day 2015.
When US President Barack Obama was in the country for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the two Heads of State conducted several formal meetings.
But when the formalities were done, the two jammed for Sauti Sol’s famous Sura Yako.
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He danced with Rufftone this month when he invited the veteran gospel singer to the State House end of year staff party.
Mugo Karuga, 72, who hails from Kirinyaga, was the driver of President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s security detail back in the 70’s.
In an interview with Kenya’s Mwakilishi.com, Mugo nostalgically recalled one incident when barefoot school children visited Gatundu to entertain Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
“As the children started entertaining the president, I saw Uhuru rush to the dais and whisper something to his father. The young boy (Uhuru) immediately removed his shoes and joined the choir,’’ he recalled.
Uhuru said he removed his shoes because he wanted to be like the other children.
After the children had entertained the president, Mzee summoned Karuga and gave him instructions to take the children to the nearest Bata shop, which was then in Thika Town, and buy each a pair of new shoes.
“Had Uhuru not requested his father to remove his shoes and join the children in the choir, perhaps Mzee would not have seen the need to buy shoes for the children who had entertained him,’’ he said.
Supporting Kenyan brands
In December, Kenya hosted the World Trade Organisation’s 10th Ministerial Conference. In line with African culture where drums were used to announce important matters, President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the conference by beating a drum.
Here’s an image of President Uhuru Kenyatta in a tractor in Kakamega before proceeding to Lwakhakha in Bungoma County where he officially opened a Border Point between Kenya and Uganda.
Once again, Uhuru gets in the drivers seat as he presides over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Komarock Heights Housing Project.
Staying true to his “Buy Kenyan build Kenya” mantra, Uhuru has carried a Kenyan mineral water brand to several official occasions.
Here’s a picture of the Head of State when he got a visit from the newly crowned Miss World Kenya, Charity Mwangi, at State House before she left for the Miss World contest.
The model had a brief session with Uhuru who assured her of his support and even signed it on paper.
Uhuru in unofficial Regalia
Unlike his predecessors who were known for their stiff dressing, Uhuru has been spotted severally in casual attire.
Uhuru also appeared on the BBC’s trends of the week, with the title ‘The president who wears skinny jeans’.
He was spotted in skinny jeans as he was leaving India on the eve of October 29th after a state visit.
He also made waves when he wore an army uniform at State House when he presided over a military function at Archer’s Post in Samburu as the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces.
The Presidential Strategic Communications Unit posted his photos on social media wearing the military jungle-green uniform.
Uhuru and weddings
President Uhuru Kenyatta joined hundreds of invited guests at the wedding of Naeem Balala, son of Mining Secretary Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.
The colourful wedding between Naeem and Safiya Omar Sherman, daughter of prominent lawyer Omar Sherman, was held at the exclusive Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi County and officiated by Ustadh Sharif Abdulqadir Hyder.
Member of Parliament Isaac Mwaura and his bride paid a courtesy call to President Uhuru Kenyatta at Statehouse on their wedding day.
Mwaura tied the knot to his love Nelius Rwamba in June.