President Kenyatta on Saturday night made another surprise visit to Nairobi CBD to inspect some ongoing development projects.
Kenyatta who was in the company of Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) director-general Maj. Gen Mohamed Badi was driving himself in a salon police car, according to The Standard. Also in his entourage was a small contingent of security officers.
His first stop was along Kenyatta Avenue, where NMS is putting up walkways for pedestrians. He then briefly visited Kirinyaga Road and addressed a small crowd before driving off.
The Standard reports that Uhuru was later spotted behind the wheel along Thika Road, Outering Road, and Jogoo Road where he also made a number of stopovers.
At around 2 am, he visited a market that is under construction along Kangundo Road before driving to Kilimani Police Station through the city center, where he commended the use of the digital occurrence book (OB) which was launched last week by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
“Visit to Kilimani to view progress with new OB. Well done, keep it up,” the president wrote in the book as quoted by The Standard.
Uhuru has developed a habit of driving himself around Nairobi in recent months. On July 19th, Uhuru was filmed driving himself in the city center, where he made a brief stopover along Haile Selassie avenue and waived at a crowd.
A video shared online showed Uhuru, who is dressed in blue jeans and black overcoat, alighting from a Mercedes G Wagon. He waived at a crowd before driving off.
In June, a CCTV footage showing Uhuru driving into Nairobi CBD in the company of ODM leader Raila Odinga also leaked online.
The footage showed the two alighting a vehicle along Kenyatta Avenue with a small motorcade behind them. Uhuru was on the driver’s seat as Raila rode shotgun.
The visit was caught on CCTV at around 8:25 pm, with reports indicating the two had gone to inspect some projects being undertaken by NMS.