NAIROBI – An unidentified man Wednesday May 26, breached security protocol and blocked President Uhuru Kenyatta’s motorcade as it moved in Nairobi’s Lucky Summer.
In a video released online, lead vehicles in the presidential escort were seen passing by before a man rushed to the road, a few meters in front of the vehicle carrying President Kenyatta.
One of the police officers on the motorcycle outriders quickly alighted from his motorcycle to confront the man and was joined by a security officer in a suit.
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The man in a grey suit had his hands up and was quickly pushed out of the way by the security officer allowing the vehicle carrying the president drive off.
As this was happening, the left front window, on the side where President Kenyatta was seated, was quickly rolled up as his security detail cleared the road.
The president then rolled down the window before he was clear off the scene of the incident, and began waving to a crowed that had milled to the road to catch a glimpse of the motorcade.
This happened just days after a similar incident in Lamu where President Uhuru had gone to commission the Lamu port.
In the incident, a middle aged man was intercepted as he tried to make his way towards the front where Uhuru was reading his speech.
In several videos that emerged online, the President was distracted for a moment, as his aids moved to address the issue, then he apologized and continued with his speech.
Police had prior to the event, cleared the port area after local youth threatened to protest and push the government to give them first priority on employment at the port.
Fishermen had also planned to stage demonstrations to air their grievances including compensation for loss of livelihood.
Local leaders including Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha, Women Representative Ruweida Obbo sided with the locals while citing discrimination of locals on employment at the Lamu port.
Kenyans have termed the two incidents as serious breach of security.