Uhuru Kenyatta hangs out with Azimio bigwigs in Mombasa
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made his first public appearance in Mombasa after the August 9 General Elections.
The President met elected leaders and later had lunch at Barka Restaurant while in the company of politicians from the coast who are affiliated to Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition.
Among the leaders the president met include outgoing Mombasa governor Hassan Joho, the incoming Mombasa governor Adulswamad Shariff and his Kilifi counterpart Gideon Mungaro. Also present was former Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege.
Dressed in a blue-checked shirt and a matching trousers and white sneakers, President Kenyatta, who looked cheerful, greeted Mombasa residents as he walked through the streets.
After lunch the president left for Mombasa county offices in the company of Governor Nassir and Mvita MP-elect Mahsoud Machele among other leaders. The Head of State’s vehicle had no flag on and his security was not tight as usual.
This is the first public tour that President Kenyatta had made since the August 9 polls.
The presidential tour as the Supreme Court begins hearing a petition filed by Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga challenging the presidential election results which saw Dr William Ruto being declared the winner.
President Kenyatta is the Azimio chairman and during the campaign period he openly endorsed Mr Odinga as his preferred successor.