Breaking news: Lucy Kibaki is at it again
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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
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.
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.