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Uhuru Kenyatta’s aide de camp ‘missing’ in final days of his term

By Wangu Kanuri September 9th, 2022 1 min read

Retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have dropped his aide de camp (ADC) during his final days in office.

Even though he was flanked by a number of security detail in civilian attire, President Kenyatta, who has five days remaining until he hands over power, arrived at the Maasai lodge for a meeting with Azimio lawmakers without his aide de camp on Wednesday.

It is the second time in a week the Head of State has appeared for a public event without his ADC.

In the other event, President Kenyatta took a stroll in Mombasa town alongside area politicians without his ADC.

The ADC is the military officer who stands behind the President and accompanies him at all events.

The primary role of the ADC is to be the president’s personal assistant and provide security if need be.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ADC Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Stelu Lekolol has been spotted carrying the head of state’s speeches, bags, and other personal effects on some occasions.

The absence of the ADC comes at a time President Kenyatta lost a number of key powers since the eve of the August 9 polls.

For instance, President Kenyatta cannot nominate or appoint judges or a person to public office.

He can also not nominate, appoint or dismiss cabinet secretaries or other state officers including ambassadors and diplomatic representatives.

President Kenyatta is expected to hand over power to President-Elect William Ruto on Tuesday 13 September 2022.

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