Nairobi News


Uhuru promises goodies to Vitimbi crew

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday had a ‘light moment meeting’ with renowned television drama crew just after having lunch at one of the oldest five-star restaurant within Nairobi’s City Centre.

Siwezi kusahau Mama Kayai na nyinyi wote, no, no, no,” he said. (I cannot forget Mama Kayayi or all of you).

The crew were among the guests having lunch with the President soon after the Labour celebrations that were held at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.

After having their sumptuous meal, they sat patiently to await the president on his way out. And lady luck was on their side as they indeed clinched that coveted moment.

The President shook their hands and promised to meet up later to have their issues addressed, before getting into his waiting motorcade outside the Stanley Sarova hotel.


“Tumekubaliana (We have agreed),” he said. The crew responded in unison saying yes to the President for winning his attention.

They also ‘shouted Uhuru Tena’ as a way of showing solidarity with his bid to vie for a second term as President.

The Vitimbi crew is well-known for its entertainment drama programme at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) as well as entertaining short skits during public holidays since the days of retired President Daniel Moi’s regime.

The head of state got into the restaurant shortly after 2pm and left at around 3.10pm.

He was accompanied by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Central Organizations Trade Union (Cotu) Secretary General Francis Atwoli, Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko among other dignitaries.


While the President had his sumptuous meal at a special set area on the first floor of the hotel, while listening to music, the rest of the dignitaries who accompanied him were ushered into the fifth floor on a balcony to have their delicacies.

A group of excited city residents stood outside the hotel, which is located at the junction of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue, perhaps, in the hope that the President would address them or just to merely have a glimpse of him.

Security, both from the hotel to the Presidential escort as well as city askaris, as expected was beefed up around the hotel for the nearly one hour lunch session for the head of state.