Japanese Envoy Performs Song for Uhuru, Crowd Goes Wild [VIDEO]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta was excited by Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Ryochie Horie and his wife when they sang for him at Dongo Kundu in Mombasa.

    In a video by Citizen Digital on Friday, October 18, the envoy was invited on stage by Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Peter Munya, to entertain the president.

    "Mr President, can I ask my wife to join me and sing a song?" Horie requested as his wife Yuko took to the podium to sing a song.

    Japan Ambassador Ryoichi Horie addressing a crowd at the Port of Mombasa on October 2, 2019. Photo: Daily Nation.

    Horie and Yuko began their performance as the crowd at Dongo Kundu watched while others recorded it on their mobile phones.

    Their duet seemed to excite the president as he gave them a heart clap at the end with Munya praising the two for entertaining the president and residents of Dongo Kundu.

    "I don't want to spoil the high note that has been set by the Japanese ambassador," Munya said as he took back to the podium.

    This, however, was not the first time the two were singing in Kenya as on October 4, while speaking at the Port of Mombasa, Horie also brought his wife and performed the Christian hymn "Amazing Grace".

    Uhuru was in Mombasa to preside over the launch of the national HPV vaccination exercise at Ziwani and, later on, officiated the opening of the Toyota Kenya assembly plant in Miritini.

    He also attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the development of the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

    The visit came ahead of the Mashujaa Day celebrations that would be held at Mama Ngina grounds in Mombasa planned for Sunday, October 20.

    Below is the video: