• The outgoing Head of State was in Mombasa where he met with local ODM elected leaders.

• The president greeted locals who had gathered along the street as he walked through Mombasa's streets with Azimio la Umoja Coast leaders 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation
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Following the general election on August 9, President Uhuru Kenyatta made his first public appearance on Wednesday.

The outgoing Head of State was in Mombasa where he met with local ODM elected leaders.

Following the meeting, Uhuru had lunch at the renowned Barka restaurant in Old Town Mombasa with other leaders, including departing Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

“We were also not aware if the president was coming. The meeting lasted about thirty minutes,” said a county staff who requested anonymity.

Since the media was not allowed in, information on the meeting that took place in Joho's office is still scarce.

The president greeted locals who had gathered along the street as he walked through Mombasa's streets with Azimio la Umoja Coast leaders led by the departing governor of Mombasa, Hassan Joho.

But he avoided addressing the crowds.

Hassan Joho, the outgoing governor of Mombasa, Gideon Mung'aro, the incoming governor of Kilifi, and Abdulswamad Nassir, the incoming governor of Mombasa, together with Francis Thoya, were all present at the meeting.

Other prominent figures in attendance included Mombasa senator Mohammed Faki, Mvita MP-elect Mohammed Soud Machele, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, Badi (Jomvu), and Naisula Lesuuda (Samburu). Also present were Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris and former Murang'a women representative Sabina Chege.

Since the IEBC named William Ruto the next president, Uhuru had not been spotted in public.

He has however, been seen meeting dignitaries at State House, Nairobi.

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