Kenyan actor Pascal Tokodi, on Thursday, February 25, revealed fresh details following his chance meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta outside Nairobi State House.
The thespian, in an interview with a local publication, clarified on earlier reports that the Head of State had been walking by himself outside when he bumped onto him.
The footage Tokodi shared online, and which went viral, did not capture the detailed security presence at the scene.
"The President's security detail was all over the place. In front, behind and on the sides, they just didn't appear in the video.Pascal Tokodi poses with his Best Supporting Actor Award on March 14, 2020.
"You do not expect the President to be walking alone in the streets," he disclosed.
In the video he shared, an excited Tokodi is heard exchanging greetings with the Head of State before he asks him to watch the popular Selina show which airs on Maisha Magic East.
The interaction went viral on social media with some Kenyans arguing that Tokodi could have asked about more serious issues like corruption and when the curfew will be lifted.
The actor cum-musician further disclosed that he wanted to use his 15 seconds to ask something that would promote his work.
"Truth is, I asked all these questions but the camera was off. I was very happy when he said he watches Selina. I thought I would use my 15 seconds to promote myself. It is a very beautiful day," Tokodi stated.
He added that he would repeat what he said to the Head of State all over again if given the chance.
"By extension, he would get a chance to watch what immensely talented Kenyans are capable of doing, and, maybe, see the need to do something more for them," he noted.
Here is the video of their interaction:corruption
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