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‘The bicycle guy’: Moment Uhuru suffered memory lapse at press conference – VIDEO

President Uhuru Kenyatta suffered brief memory lapse on Thursday during a televised press conference alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The president twice could not recall the surname of former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Said Mr Kenyatta: “Last year if you recall the foreign secretary – then Boris, erm, Boris, Boris Johnson – the bicycle guy … Boris Johnson was here with ambulances. These ambulances were bought courtesy of funds that had been seized, returned and utilised to buy ambulances which were distributed across the country.”

Johnson introduced a bicycle hire scheme London in July 2010 when he served as the city’s mayor.


The iconic blue bicycles, popularly known as Boris bike, are usually anchored on a secure system and a rider has to use a credit card to secure one.

At destination, the rider then anchors it on another secure system and is deducted the amount for the ride from the card.

In March last year, then UK Foreign Secretary handed over seven ambulances bought through the proceeds of the Smith and Ouzman case to President Kenyatta.

At least Sh52 million was recovered from British printer after its directors were jailed for bribing Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and Kenya National Examination Council officials to award them (Smith and Ouzman) the tender for printing ballot papers and examination materials respectively.