President Uhuru Kenyatta could not hide his excitement when he was invited to conduct the Kenya Army band.
The head of state was presiding over the Trooping of Colours by the 21st Battalion at the Ulinzi Sports Complex in Lang'ata Barracks on Friday, July 29.
Kenya Army played the popular Christian song Tembea Na Yesu (Walk With Jesus) during the opening of the Kenya Defence Forces School of Music.
Uhuru could not hide his excitement as the band stood while he was still conducting. They diligently hit all the notes while playing multiple instruments much to the delight of President Uhuru.
Uhuru was received at the military barracks by Defence Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, and the Chief of Defence Forces, General Robert Kibochi.
During his ten-year tenure, Uhuru cultivated a close relationship with the military, appointing them to various parastatals to oversee projects. The President argued that they are disciplined and anti-graft crusaders.
Earlier this month President Kenyatta stated that he was impressed by the nature of training the country's military officers undergo.
Speaking during the commissioning of the first cohort of graduate General Service Officer Cadets in Lanet, Nakuru County, the President expressed satisfaction in the modernization of the tutelage.
He noted that the process has equipped the military with adequate skills to deal with the challenges of a volatile security environment.
As his tenure in office comes to a close, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) came out in full force to bid farewell to their commander-in-chief, as he led the country in his last Madaraka Day, celebrations in office.
The military showcased its artillery with a focus on weapons that are rarely seen by the public. Uhuru was saluted at the Uhuru Gardens, by the Kenya Army, Kenya Navy and Kenya Air Force officers.
Uhuru will also inspect his last guard of honour during his successor's swearing-in ceremony.