Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Breaking News: First Lady Attacks MC at State Function
This afternoon shocking news is emanating from State House Nairobi that first Lady Lucy Kibaki assaulted the Master of Ceremony at presidential award ceremony held at State House Gardens after the State Luncheon following the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium.
Helpless dignitaries sitting at the presidential dais were shocked by the actions of the First Lady who slapped the MC several times and calmly walked back to her seat infront of dignitaries, school children and press cameras. She was apparently reacting to a misrepresentation by the MC who referred to her as the Honourable Mrs Lucy 'Wambui', an obviously regrettable slip of the tongue. President Kibaki did not move from his seat and the function was said to have proceeded after the MC was led away by security agents. Infact the President and a smiling First Lady were shown on prime news making the traditional lap of honour within the state house gardens immediately after the function.
Nation Media, which was reportedly the only independent media group at the function, had their camera man summoned to a private room within the state house grounds and the footage of the incident erased from the tapes in their presence. Still photos were also reportedly destroyed.
This is not the first time reports of personalities being slapped at state house. Exactly a month ago, on 12th November 2007, this blogger had posted a story on an alleged assault within state house precincts.
This blogger will attempt to get more information (read footage) of this unfortunate incident and report back as the story develops.