President William Ruto, on Saturday, January 7, was pictured carrying his own bag alongside other leaders during the Cabinet retreat in Nyeri County.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi also adopted the same trend, raising various public relations questions.
More Kenyans also wondered why Ruto's aide-de-camp (ADC), Colonel Fabian Lengusuranga, did not assist the President with his briefcase.
Ordinarily, Aide-de-Camp (ADC) is expected to carry the president's bag, while other leaders are assisted by their bodyguards or personal assistants.
Security and public relations experts scrutinised the president's actions. Public Relations experts argued that the president sought to project a populist image.
"It appears the President does not want the 'almighty' tag but wants to align to his Hustlers Philosophy, which is all about the poor.
According to Newton, the President who campaigned on the hustler mantra was indicating that neither his personality nor philosophies had changed since taking over as the head of state.
On a number of occasions, Ruto was seen eating maize by the roadside or freely interacting with members of the public during his campaigns.
Kenyans, however, did not raise any security concerns since it was believed that Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, where Ruto was leading the Cabinet retreat, was fairly secure.
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