President William Ruto reverted to his signature Lexus LX 570 car model for the first time since taking over as Kenya's Head of State.
From images shared on Wednesday, January 11, by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Administration Police Service (APS), Ruto dropped the presidential Toyota Land Cruiser.
Kenyans.co.ke established that the Head of State first used the car on Tuesday, January 10 when attending the police constables pass out parade in Kiganjo, Nyeri county.
The same was used on Wednesday during the Administration Police parade at Embakasi, Nairobi county.
Notably, the Lexus is similar to the infamous KCU 192H car which he frequently used during the campaigns.
However, the new car did not have a number plate with a coat of arms placed at the front - which symbolises his status as the highest power in the country.
Additionally, Ruto's presidential standard and the Kenyan flag featured on the car.
The President dropped the Lexus LX 570 when he took over from his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta for the presidential Land Cruiser - a model that was also used by the former president.
Details of car
Lexus LX 570 model is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) fitted with special features to match its high-end status and costs around Ksh 20 to Ksh27 million.
The pricing depends on the date the particular model was manufactured say, 2010, 2013 etc.
Lexus LX 570 is engineered to navigate through rough terrain informing Ruto's move to use it during the campaigns as he transversed the entire country.
"Trailer sway control is designed to detect and help suppress unwanted trailer movement caused by wind, bumpy roads and even steering operation," Lexus stated.
The vehicle has an eight-cylinder (V8) 5,700cc petrol engine. It also weighs 2,600 kilogramme which gives it stability when on the road.
The vehicle is seven seater, fitted with leather seats that guarantee high-density comfort when on or offroad.
"LX 570 indulges with hand-selected premium materials that include our open-pore wood trims. Rich in both texture and beauty, these natural trims are just one more way the LX captivates and inspires at every touchpoint," Lexus stated on its website.
The car also has pre-collision and post-collision safety systems.