MYSTERY OF WATER HEATING KETTLE AT MODI, UHURU TALKS

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO | PSCU
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO | PSCU

A picture of the talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday at Kasarani stadium, has raised eyebrows.

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The picture, posted on Facebook by State House media team, captured a cheap, plastic kettle perched atop a stool between the chairs of the two leaders.

The kettle has caught the attention of Kenyan netizens, with some wondering why there was a kettle with no accompanying mug.

Others questioned why the water was not heated earlier and kept in a thermos for PM Modi.

Others guessed that it was probably a safety precaution to have the Indian Premier’s water heated in his presence.

John Njiriri Muchai commented on the photo: “I can see a water heater and flask but no cup or glass for the guest… Interesting but Karibu Kenya Sir!”

For others it was a show of humility.

Morley Fowler commented: “Uhuru heating some water for Modi? ….very simple.”

Others noted there was just one glass on the stool.

Moses Mwangi commented: “ So this guy really don’t use a glass or what?”

The Indian Prime Minister jetted into the country from Tanzania on Sunday and headed to Kasarani Stadium where he addressed a gathering of Indians living in Kenya.

He is making his maiden trip to Nairobi, the first in 35 years by a sitting Indian PM.

nairobinews.nation.co.ke

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