First Lady Lucy Kibaki resurfaces
Published on May 28, 2008, 12:00 am
By Cyrus Ombati
First Lady Lucy Kibaki made a surprise appearance in the city centre five months since she was last seen in public.
Mrs Kibaki turned up at a cosmetic and beauty shop at the junction of Muindi Mbingu and Tubman roads at 12.30pm, with four security officers in two cars.
A huge crowd gathered at Our Price beauty shop where she bought some items.
Later, it was disclosed that she bought a weave.
The First Lady walked out after about 20 minutes with her guards in tow.
She was beaming and saluting the crowd, which demanded that she addresses them.
There was drama as she walked towards the curious crowd, some of them stretching their hands to shake hers.
Mrs Kibaki made three attempts to shake hands but the bodyguards pushed back the surging crowds, while guiding her into the car.
“Wacha mama aongee, wachana na Press (Let the First Lady talk. Leave the Press to do its job),” shouted the crowd.
Due to public demand, the First Lady finally talked.
She said she had been out of the public eye because of “too much work” that came up after the General Election.