By Judith Gicobi
On Wednesday, July 27, President Uhuru Kenyatta ignited a joyful moment at Nakuru Railway Station when reopened the 217-kilometer infrastructure.
As the president was discussing the development initiatives he had carried out, a female audience member exclaimed, “Uhuru, we love you.”
Kenyatta, who was midway through a speech, diverted his attention and retorted, “I love you too. Thank you,” which sparked cheers and laughs from the audience.
About 40 meters separated the young woman’s seat from the podium.
In yet another unusual incident, the president had to instruct his security personnel not to manhandle a woman who tried to get his attention after he finished speaking.
“Ngoja kidogo. Nitakuona, tulia. Wachaneni na yeye. Keti chini mummy, nitakuona. (Kindly wait, I’ll hear what you have to say after this meeting. [Security guards], please don’t manhandle her. Please, sit down mum, I’ll accord you attention,” he said.
The president stated that the upgraded Nakuru-Kisumu railway line would provide new economic prospects to the county and may potentially provide jobs for up to 25,000 Nakuru County locals.