Watch as 8-Year-Old Challenges Uhuru to Dance [VIDEO]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta joins a traditional dancer during a state banquet hosted in his honour by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2018 Facebook
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta, on May 4, 2015, wowed guests at the Kenya Red Cross Society’s 50th anniversary at KICC, Nairobi, when he rose to dance with an eight-year-old boy.

    The head of state rose to dance to Marc Smith’s Swahili and English song, momentarily sending his security detail into action as they threw a ring around them.

    At one point, Kenyatta got confused when the young singer started the routine dance lyrics head, shoulder, knees and toes.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta giving Marc Smith a tour of State House

    President Kenyatta was seen waiting to start the routine but it proved too fast for him to handle. It is understandable since he may have sung it as a child more than 50 years ago.

    At the end of the song, the head of state hi-fived the boy before embracing him tightly. At the end of the event, he held the boy’s hand and escorted him to the back-seat of his official car.

    They then alighted from the vehicle at State House, Nairobi, before Uhuru again held the boy’s hands for a tour.

    Marc, the young boy, was no stranger to the first family.

    In April the same year, he received a similar hug from First Lady Margaret Kenyatta after performing during the official opening of the National Assembly Lady Spouses Association of Kenya Directorate of National Cohesion and National Values conference which she graced.

    He also shot a video of Pharrell Williams’ Happy song at TRM and has performed Michael Jackson’s Heal the World.

    Marc was born in Kenya on August 10, 2006, to an Australian father and a Kenyan mother.

    Young musician Marc Smith performing at a past event

    Watch as Uhuru is invited to dance before proceeding to give Marc a tour of State House