A man who stopped the convoy of President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken for the first time since the bizarre incident happened.
The 30-year-old man identified as Kefa, on Thursday, May 26, temporarily stopped Uhuru’s motorcade in Kasarani Nairobi.
In an interview with one of the local tv stations, the father of three said he did not intend to interrupt President Uhuru’s motorcade.
Kefa said his only goal was to seek an audience with his president and tell him how difficult life was for him.
“When I saw the president, I knew I had a good opportunity to explain my problems to him,” he said.
Seemingly remorseful, the man complained of being mistreated by Uhuru’s security who arrested him amid uproar from the members of the public.
He said even though he could not convey the intended message to Uhuru after he was blocked, he is very much sure that the president must have received his message by now.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that there was a standstill in Kasarani Nairobi after the man stopped Uhuru’s motorcade for several minutes.
The incident came just a week after another man in Lamu tried to penetrate his way to Uhuru while he was delivering his speech during the official opening of the Lamu Port.
Police identified him as James Kinyua Wamuchomba who comes from the area.
He was armed with his National Identification card and is said to have wanted to express his protests over the lack of jobs at the new port.