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Journalist Who Interviewed Ruto Last Week Reveals What Left Them Surprised the Most At State House

NTV journalist James Smart was among a group of journalists from the leading television stations in Kenya who were granted a rare roundtable interview with president William Ruto last week at State House, Nairobi county.

The interview saw the head of state take time to respond to questions on the most pressing issues that the country was grappling with at this time with the cost of living high up in the agenda.

As NTV news anchor James Smart reveals, the journalists were left shocked when they arrived at the gates of State House where things had largely changed as compared to the tenure of former president Uhuru Kenyatta.

He says that they were expecting to undergo a gruelling security search at State House gates as was the norm during Uhuru's tenure but were shocked to find that things had been made very friendly. He says contrary to expectation that their smartphones would be taken away as was the case with Uhuru, they were told to go in with their phones.

The environment had also changed and the president also kept time and was very warm during their visit, a contrast to the Uhuru era State House.

"Instead of a battery of security men at that small gate, there were only three officers. They proceeded to frisk us one by one, then ushered us in," Smart said.

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