President Uhuru Kenyatta was the talk of town on Friday after an image of him embracing former CNN News anchor Zain Verjee went viral.
The head of state had tongues wagging over the photograph take during the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly at the United Nations headquarters, Gigiri.
Looking on were other dignitaries including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Kenyans online were just as excited to see the photo as was Kenyatta to see Verjee.
Here are some of the hilarious reactions:
@Zain_Verjee I hope you also hugged Raila Odinga. He is looking like those “can I also get a hug” type of niggaz …
Uhuru looks like that big guy who will hug your girlfriend and lift her off the ground …Rao looks like the bf to that girl
— Nairobi Cynic (@NairobiCynic) March 15, 2019
OK, hug me like Uhuru hugs. If uhuru hug was developments, we'd Shadow China in GDP! ? pic.twitter.com/80fq6whykm
— sally (@Salomelugard) March 15, 2019
Uhuru felt it kabisa. But that’s not the issue!
Look at Baba, pia yeye apewe tu hata kama ni nusu in the spirit of handshake. He is counting down otherwise he forces the hug ? pic.twitter.com/SLih1w4wVI
— FX (@foindi) March 15, 2019
You folks, take a leaf from President Uhuru Kenyatta , this is how one hugs a lady, a full embrace, not those fleeting hugs as if one fears to be associated with the lady hahaha.@UKenyatta is indeed a digital president pic.twitter.com/mL09X7NGL7
— Shadreck Mangwende (@shadmangwende) March 16, 2019
Hapa Uhuru amepeana hug ya kimataifa mpaka Raila akashangaa what isss! ? pic.twitter.com/8fPjqrRSra
— Renaissance (@dmuriuki_) March 15, 2019