President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta shared a light kiss in a rare show of public display of affection on Tuesday sending social media into a frenzy.
Pictures shared on Facebook by State House director of digital communication Dennis Itumbi showed the First Couple enjoying the intimate moment as their handlers looked on in amusement. After the kiss, President Kenyatta is shown blushing while his wife is all smiles.
The two were in Mombasa for the official opening of the English Point Marina, an iconic landmark in the coastal city of Mombasa with a modern design and contemporary feel.
Commenters ranged from approval to disapproval as this was the first time the two have been caught in public display of affection.
LOVING THE FIRST LADY
On Facebook, Alexander Eichener wrote: “Very usual and nice almost anywhere in the world (showing normal closeness between a couple), but probably alien to traditional Kenyan expectations regarding PDA’s, notably for president and first lady. Which may be the reason why Dennis has posted the pics.”
Another Facebook user Eriq Panian Bärèttä added: “This should show these people abusing the president on a daily basis that he is First a Husband and a Father. The highest responsibility given to a man by God.”
But Ndung’u Gibson Mumo was unimpressed wondering: “So what’s the purpose of these photos Itumbi?” Geoffrey Mosiria also said: “Next time never expose the president over loving the first lady in public. Was the first lady showing her love to the president. Confirm the meaning of this @dennis itumbi”