A video of President Uhuru Kenyatta complaining about his work in a family function has emerged.
The video was taken as President Uhuru attended a private funeral service for one of his nieces, Yvonne Muthoni, in December 2020.
He recalled his youth when he went on vacation with his deceased niece together, his children – adding that he didn’t have the chance after becoming a politician – a career he called “useless”.
President Uhuru Kenyatta signs a bill in December 2020
“The most telling moment was when this unfortunate incident happened and how it affected each of our remaining 5 siblings very intensely.
“The love they have for each other, the care, the wonderful times we shared as a family. Many vacations we spent together before embarking on this useless world of politics”, the head of state said as the crowd laughed.
The President spoke on behalf of the deceased’s uncles and aunt, recalling the good times they had before his death. Muthoni was the daughter of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s sister, Gabriela Gakuo.
This is not the first time that the president has admitted to having missed his private life before entering Kenyan politics.
In a previous interview on Churchill Show, the president noted that he would enter the entertainment joints without people noticing.
“I would sit here for my drink and no one would notice me,” he told comedian Churchill in a previous interview.
While vying for the presidency in 2002, one of the criticisms Uhuru faced was that he was a reluctant project in the days of Daniel arap Moi.
It is said that Moi pushed him out of the quiet business world into the murky world of politics.
The president has repeatedly broken away from presidential standards of high security and rigidity to enjoy some of the freedoms ordinary TBEN often take for granted.
Some of the activities he enjoyed include driving a car and taking walks.
Watch the video below;