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Sports CAS Zack Kinuthia supports Ruto’s London bus ride

By Wangu Kanuri September 20th, 2022 1 min read

Sports Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Zack Kinuthia has defended the move by the British government to shuttle Africa’s Heads of State to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in a bus.

The outspoken Kinuthia suggested that the bus that ferried the African leaders is a luxurious one.

“That bus did not only ferry African Heads of State. We had other leaders, about five hundred in attendance,” said Kinuthia.

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Former Nairobi governor is the other top politician who commented on the matter. He trashed the move.

“These whites have no manners. How dare they ferry all Africa’s presidents inside one bus in London. God forbid something bad happens to that bus, how will it be?” he posed.

Photos of Kenya President William Ruto and First lady Rachel Ruto alongside Tanzania Head of State  Samia Suluhu among other dignitaries from Africa in a bus, caused an online frenzy with the move being heavily criticized by Kenyans on social media.

Some Kenyans expressed displeasure with the supposed indignity of their communal travel claiming subtle racism during Queen Elizabeth II burial, a historic ceremony.

The Heads of State attending the funeral had been encouraged to travel by commercial flights to avoid putting too much strain on London’s airports.

Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest-serving monarch, died on September 8, at Balmoral, Scotland at the age of 96. She was laid to rest in a private ceremony in King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.