Watch Uhuru's Security Respond After Intruder Jumps Him (VIDEO)
Uhuru was giving his speech when someone moved too close to him in dangerous fashion, which is a breach of security.
President Uhuru Kenyatta's security detail was forced to rapidly repel an intruder who startled him during his speech on Thursday, May 20.
During his visit to Lamu for the official opening of the port in the coastal town, he was giving his speech when someone moved too close to him in dangerous fashion, which is a breach of security.
President Uhuru was a bit startled but his security managed to respond with speed to the culprit by dragging him away, letting him continue with his speech.
President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions the opening of the new Lamu Port. /PSCU
"Pole sana kila mtu an mambo yake (my apologies, everyone has their own issues)," the President said as he continued with his speech.
The President was speaking during the operationalization of the first berth at the new Lamu Port.
He noted that the operationalization of the berth is a key milestone in the roll-out of the regional Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET).
President added that the 32-berth seaport and its associated infrastructure will help transform regional economies through increased trade, integration, and inter-connectivity.
Uhuru was also on cue to witness the docking of the Singaporean MV CAP Carmel, the first ship to dock at the deep sea port.
The Lamu port is expected to have 32 berths. The first phase will have three berths; 1 container berth, 1 general berth and 1 bulk berth.
Phase two of new Lamu port will have 16 berths; three bulk, three container, six general cargo, one liquid bulk, one coal, one LNG and one product oil.
The port will offer an alternative gateway to access landlocked Ethiopia and South Sudan and supplement the congested Mombasa port.
The Ksh500 billion project is part of the larger Lapset project that includes an oil pipeline, roads, rail lines and airports that connect the nation to its northern neighbours.
President Uhuru Kenyatta witnesses the docking of Singaporean MV Cap Caramel on May 20, 2021. /PSCU