Information Communication Technology (ICT), Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru asked for forgiveness after narrating how President Uhuru Kenyatta took him on a night tour around Nairobi.
Mucheru was speaking on Tuesday, June 30 at the My Kenya My Story mobile phone film competition awards organised by Kenya Film Commission.
The CS was asked whether he had a story that he would have shared on mobile and narrated his night tour around Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) with Uhuru only to later realise he might have revealed too much and asked for forgiveness.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his vehicle.
“Now I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that but that’s my story and I will say it, I’ll ask for forgiveness,” noted the Cabinet Secretary.
In his story, Mucheru narrated how the President invited him to tour the city with the trip starting at around 7 p.m at Michuki Park to see how it is being rehabilitated and ended at around 11:30 p.m.
He explained that when they got to River Road the President engaged with some of the street families that were being paid Ksh. 650 a day to construct pavements in Nairobi.
The families lauded the president for the initiative and puzzled Mucheru by not asking for money but identification cards.
“One lady told the President, ‘your Excellency, the first time I’ve seen hope in my life is now, you have given us work now I know my children will not be beggars again’.”
“These people did not ask the President for money, they have dignity, the only request they gave the president was ‘can we please have IDs, we feel proud to be Kenyans again” he narrated.
Mucheru added that the President does his night trips regularly and during the tour, he got a bit worried about where they were.
The CS urged the public to make use of mobile phones to tell unique stories that can transform society.
CCTV footage shared on social media, on Tuesday, June 2, showed Kenyatta allegedly alighting from a car that appeared to be a Probox alongside Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
President Uhuru Kenyatta enters a rally car driven by Ian Dancun during the KCB Safari Rally flagging off ceremony at KICC Nairobi, on September 21, 2014.