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One bottle of soda for the President, please

May 27th, 2015 1 min read

Photos of President Uhuru Kenyatta approaching a kiosk in Machakos and handing the attendant money for what his team said was a soda has sent the internet abuzz.

In the photos the President is seen approaching a kiosk where Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu can be seen taking a soda.

In this photo President Uhuru Kenyatta is seen in the company of Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu who is enjoying a quick snack from a kiosk in Machakos

Another photo shows the President’s hand with some money stretched towards the shop attendant.

The President was in Machakos County for the launch of the connectivity project at Katulu Primary School in Tala.


The project, which was announced in March this year, aims at bringing transmission lines closer to households.

The Sh27 billion project is being financed by the African Development Bank and the World Bank and seeks to double households connected to the grid by 2018.

The rekindled memories of when the President was hosted for lunch by Coast MPs at a modest Mombasa restaurant.

President Uhuru has come to be fondly referred to as the ‘People’s President’ for his tendency to snub protocol and going out of his way to freely mingle with the public.

On several occasions the president has sent his security team into a spin by stepping off during ceremonies and interacting with members of the public.