Uhuru Kenyatta broke the presidential protocol during the Madaraka Day celebrations in Kisumu after being invited to give his speech.
The Head of State invited ODM leader Raila Odinga to speak after his deputy had addressed the nation.
Normally, the president is supposed to speak after his deputy.
When Ruto finished his speech, he invited president Uhuru to speak, but the Jubilee party boss instead gave chance to his handshake partner.
Aware of what he had done, the president asked the crowd to allow him to break the protocol.
“Today I will break the protocol and I would like you to forgive me. Before I say what I have, I would like to invite my brother Raila Amollo Odinga to greet you,” said Uhuru
Amid cheers from the crowd, Raila rose to the podium, after which he invited Uhuru again.
The Madaraka day program did not stipulate when Raila would address the gathering as his name was missing on the list of speakers.
The program indicated that Governor Nyong’o will speak, invite the DP who will, in turn, welcome President Uhuru.
Other than the protocol breach, there was also a slight security breach at the event held in Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu.
A man jumped from the crowd and ran towards the podium amid president Uhuru’s speech.
Fortunately, the man was intercepted by security officers before reaching the podium.
President Uhuru giggled at the drama, asking the officers to let the man go.