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Why this photo from Mutua’s swearing in has divided netizens

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Thursday became the first governor to be sworn in.

The swearing in ceremony at Kenyatta Stadium was a colourful affair, but it was the governor and his wife’s seats that caught the eyes of netizens.

Kenyans online wondered why the two seats had to be covered ahead of the event.

Some termed it as a way of reserving the seats, while others said they were being protected from dust and germs.

Users expressed varied reactions over how during campaigns the politicians were mingling freely with citizens but now have a special seat covered to keep dirt away.

Here are some of the comments.