By Nairobi News
Drama ensued at the Nyayo National Stadium after a delegation accompanying Rwanda President Paul Kagame was barred from accessing the VIP section.
President Kagame arrived at the venue around 10am in the company of his security officers and other officials.
He was received by Deputy President William Ruto.
He exchanged pleasantries with the DP Ruto then handed over his phone to one of his guards who placed it away in his jacket pocket.
Kagame proceeded towards the arena and the guards started following behind.
However, the people behind him were stopped from passing.
His bodyguards were involved in a tussle with Kenyan presidential guards at the entrance of the VIP wing as they tried to force their way through.
Both security parties started sparring and flexing muscles inside the VIP holding area.
In the end, Kenyan Presidential guards managed to restrain Kagame’s guards and order resumed.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Joe Mucheru was also caught up in the scuffle.
The Kagame incident elicited varied reactions from Kenyans online:
“When police are recruited on the basis of teeth, commotions such as the one on this video becomes the modus operandi,” @mureithiken said.
“Who has seen CS ICT akisukumwa kama mtoto mdogo,” wrote @ArchieParto.
“His body guard lazy AF,” commented @DukeBob.
“Welcome to Kenya.@PaulKagame l turikumwe,” tweeted @jonima4.
“Didn’t even greet minister wa ICT and guy was pushed aside,” stated @abdalla_herson.
“Hako ni Joe Mucheru ICT Minister kamefungiwa nje,” said @Raiyayakawaida.