President William Ruto on Thursday caught his aide de camp off guard after he opened his door and alighted even before his handler could get close to him.
The dramatic spectacle happened at the United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner’s residence in Nairobi.
The aide, Brigadier Timothy Lekolool had accompanied the President to sign a condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, September 14.
As is the norm, the Aide de Camp has to open the door, salute, close the door then follow His Excellency.
“Security of the president as a VVIP remains crucial. We cannot assume that because the threat level is low, the president can overlook the duty of the ADC,” the expert said.
He also explained that a security team is initially dispatched to ascertain the security of the destination a president intends to visit.
Ruto was hosted by UK Ambassador to Kenya, Jane Marriott, and signed the condolence Book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
“On behalf of the people and the government of Kenya, we commiserate with the people of the UK, particularly the family of Queen Elizabeth II We also congratulate the new British King, Charles III,” the President condoled.
He urged the King to carry on the Queen’s duties including ensuring that member states of the Commonwealth continue to prosper under his reign.