Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is indeed quite the charmer. From hosting hip hop stars at State House, stepping out in military fatigues on occasion, to taking selfies with wananchi; if, by now, you are yet to be convinced of his charisma, check out these photos of just how alluring his presence is even when in the company of other Presidents.
At the state funeral of Zambia’s President the late Michael Sata on Tuesday, you couldn’t help but notice just how attentive the older African statesmen were to the much younger Uhuru. What could he have been telling them?
So what exactly is it about Uhuru that has so many of his supporters and opponents in awe? Is it his stature, height? (Uhuru is quite tall, I think only Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is taller than him among the regional Presidents).
Is it his family background, pedigree? Being a son to Kenya’s founding father Jomo Kenyatta, he may have a few stories from his dad to interest even the elderly. Is it his age? At 52, Uhuru is one of the youngest African Presidents. Or is he just being Uhuru?
Whatever it is, this Kenyan President seems to have many under his spell.