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Drama in Kisumu as snake is found under Uhuru's seat

There was drama in Kisumu County after a snake was discovered under President Uhuru Kenyatta's seat.

President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kisumu

Reports indicate that one of the officials spotted the snake prior to the president’s arrival to the venue where he is expected to address residents.

“Commotion at a podium in  after snake is found underneath seats where is expected at this hour,” Matetongola wrote in a tweet.

Kenyatta arrived in the County on Monday morning and was received by Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma and Karachuonyo MP James Rege.


Cabinet Secretary Sport and Culture Hassan Wario, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua among other top government officials accompanied the President.

President Kenyatta’s visit to Kisumu aims to woo locals barely 100 days to the August elections in a region where National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga enjoys near fanatical support and is known to be the bedrock of opposition politics.

Security was tightened up in the lakeside city before the arrival of the head of state at a time when the main opposition party in the area, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is conducting its primaries in the region.

State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu was, however, quick to point out that the president’s tour was not political but will be used to highlight key development projects that the Jubilee Government has initiated since it came to power in 2013.

During his tour, President Kenyatta is set to focus on upgrading the Kisumu Port and potential value addition in the fisheries sector which is the main economic activity in the area.


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