Watch Uhuru, Barbados Prime Minister Dance at State House

  • During the State House garden party held on December 12, President Uhuru Kenyatta wore no gloom as he walked over to show some moves, dancing to the tune.

    Kenyatta got attracted to a choir which was performing at the event and invited Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and together, they joined in song and dance. Deputy President William Ruto was also not left behind. 

    Kenyatta couldn’t hide his joy, putting up a smile as he moved in synchrony with the choir members until the end of their presentation. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and Barbados prime minister Mia Amor Mottley at Statehouse on December 12

    President Kenya's love for music is evident, with his favourite patriotic song being Tushangilie Kenya composed by musician Mwalimu Thomas Wasonga in 1985. 

    He once strolled out of State House and made an impromptu visit next door to the Permanent Presidential Music Commission offices, where choirs were rehearsing to entertain President Barack Obama in 2015.

    Footage which emerged online showed the head of state taking a short walk accompanied by his son, Muhoho Kenyatta, with a security detail of about 20 men in tow.

    The Permanent Presidential Music Commission offices are situated next to State House Girls, just a stone’s throw from the house on the hill.

    He walked in on the team unawares, sending them into a frenzy. 

    Towards the end of 2018, President Kenyatta wanted to share with fellow Kenyans, a story of hope and patriotism by combining two of the things that is really passionate about, music and the youth.

    He commissioned a young and talented musical band Ghetto Classics to perform an orchestral rendition of his favourite patriotic song. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta giving awards to exemplary performers at Statehouse on December 12