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Breaking news: Lucy Kibaki is at it again


 Lucy Kibaki

 Picture: Courtesy of google image

Latest news reaching our desks from Kenya indicates that Lucy Kibaki is  at it again, and this time around, it is no journalist who received the presidential slap, but a Master of Ceremony. Writes Clifford Derrick

 Misrepresenting  her

This time around, the marauding First Lady who cannot restrain herself as a leader landed  heavy slaps on the face of a Master of Ceremony for allegedly misrepresenting her name and title.  The incident took place this afternoon at presidential award ceremony held at State House Gardens after the State Luncheon that followed the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium.

Landed repeated slaps

Dignitaries who sat at the presidential dais were flabbergasted by the crude behavior of Mrs Kibaki who landed on the MC’s face with repeated slaps before walking back to her seat in front of dignitaries, school children and press cameras.

Lucy, it is reported, was furious with the MC who referred to her as the Honourable Mrs Lucy ‘Wambui’ prompting her to bless him with a presidential slap instead of presidential award as a good MC.

As usual, the president is reported, did not make a single move to rescue the embattled MC in the hands of the First Lady.

Tapes destroyed

Unfortunately, the Nation cameramen who captured the ugly scene were hurriedly summoned in  to the State House where their film were destroyed and the tapes erased by the security forces. 

I wonder why the Nation crew did not resist giving the camera to the State House operatives yet there were a good number of the public that could have supported them in sneaking the tape out of the state house?

My case with Lucy

When the First Lady attacked me on the night of 2nd May 2005, I resisted her attempts and those of her six body guards to destroy my tape yet I was alone. Other than the body guards, there were other three senior police officers at the scene, but I managed to secure my tape.
It is now clear that if nothing is done to make the public to pressurize the police to take legal action against the First Lady’s tendency to violate the laws, then a wrong message is being sent out there to the society regarding the limitations of powers of the presidency. 

 Lucy is not above the law

Unfortunately, the media, the police and the judiciary and the Kenya commission of Human rights ignored my case completely and now the world  can see the consequences. The First Lady is not above the law and must be brought to book.


December 12, 2007 - Posted by | News


  1. Hi Cliff this is a great blog! Love the format, very reader and user friendly! I like the way it’s put together and the format is quick reading. So none of the cameramen smuggled a tape out? Surely that would have been done, given the political climate, when you want people to know what is going on, the truth of matters as they stand…like was the case in Apartheid South Africa when people would use all means to smuggle truth out to the world..

    Comment by Jabu | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. Fellow Kenyans and citizen of the World, This is shameful and it tarnishes the good image of Kenya, thereby affecting the country and its people economically and socially. It would be nice if the next Government were to put in place (or reinforce) laws that would protect all, irrespective of your standing in society.

    I wonder though, why the MC refereed to her as Wamboi (is this her other name or was he being mischievous and referring to th e other lady? If he was, then the bitterness was there, but not an excuse for such behavoiur.



    Comment by Fred | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi Clifford
    It is very unfortunate that the first lady has such an arrogant attitude to any criticism – it just makes her seem petulant and irrational. Fortunately she cannot slap a blog. I am at a conference on African bloggers at the moment hosted by Panos West Africa and there are so many African journalist bloggers here who escape censorship through blogging their news. One of the participants suggested you visit his site
    Keep well and keep the investigative Derrick attitude. Best wishes from Senegal.

    Comment by Alette | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Clifford,
    I doubt if there are many Kenyans who would say “kazi iendele” to the first lady’s antics. This should have been a headline story in the Nation & Standard. I wonder why it was not? I heard it first from you!!

    Comment by Julius | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  5. She sounds like a charming woman! I am sorry to hear that Kenya has their very own Elena Ceausescu…

    Comment by John | December 17, 2007 | Reply

  6. Hi clifford,
    Lucy Kibaki is at it yet again! but this time you won’t hear of it b-coz of the Media ban. What happened to Gitobu Imanyara who gave up on the first round, when electing deputy speaker?

    Comment by ayuma | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  7. lucy does not diservve to be 1st lady! whay not the orther kibakis mistress.lucy is a mad criminal.

    Comment by waweru | July 7, 2009 | Reply

  8. I am just wondering, is Lucy behaving herself these days?

    Comment by John Burke | March 22, 2010 | Reply

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