Uhuru’s timely intervention that saved the man who stopped his convoy

Uhuru's timely intervention that saved the man who stopped his convoy

Details have emerged on how President Uhuru Kenyatta intervened for the man who blocked his convoy during a rally in Nairobi’s Lucky Summer Estate on Wednesday 26, 2021.


Kepha Nyambane the 30 year old father of three noted that the head of state ordered his bodyguards not to rough him up before speeding up, adding that the president promised to talk to him.


“He told his bodyguards: achana na huyo kijana (leave him alone),”


“He later promised me that we shall speak. The President shouted – ‘tutaongea, tutaongea (we shall speak later) – rolled up his car window and sped away,” Nyambane recalled while speaking to the Standard.


Nyambane added that he was aimed at grabbing Uhuru’s attention at any cost prior to the security hitch that lasted nearly 12 seconds.

Uhuru's timely intervention that saved the man who stopped his convoy
Uhuru’s timely intervention that saved the man who stopped his convoy


Nyambane has since disclosed that he learnt of Uhuru’s visit in the neighborhood through a friend on the morning of the material day, and decided to pull the stunt that put his life at risk.


Reports emerge that Kepha’s intention was to share his plight with President Kenyatta, with the aim of looking for a job to help fend for his young family.

“I was desperate to talk to him about my problems. I wanted to ask him to assist me to secure a job. I have three children, whom I’m unable to comfortably fend for.


“My sister took in one of my children. The other one was at home after being sent for school fees,” he lamented adding that he did not fear being run over by the President’s motorcade.


Nyambane is a casual labourer who does manual jobs at construction sites to pu food on the table, while his wife Lydia Bosibori is a housewife always breast feeding their young daughter.


He called on all wellwishers to help him secure a job having done computer packages, adding that he dropped out of a driving school after failing to find fees.


Nairobi Regional Commander Augustine Nthumbi also noted that tthey interrogated Nyambane at the end of the occurence as a protocol, adding that they will strengthen his security further next time.


“He was only excited, and wanted to catch the President’s attention. Unfortunately, he chose the wrong method to catch the President’s eye.


“We did not take any legal action against him,” Nthumbi affirmed, adding that they will enhance the President’s security during public tours.

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