As the election dates in Kenya draw closer, President Uhuru Kenyatta staged a dance routine with the aim to get the youth out to vote.
Voter registration is still ongoing in the country which is conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Due to end on the 14th of February, many politicians are making an appeal to Kenyans to register to vote.
In an attempt to be relatable to Kenya’s youth, President Kenyatta affectionately called Mr Cool President by his admirers danced with the popular Kenyan dance crew, F.B.I dance crew, on the State House lawn to a catchy tune whose lyrics repeated “bamba kura yako” a call to voter registration.
Recognized as one of Africa’s most interesting presidents, even winning the African award for president of the year 2015, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta received backlash online under the hashtag #DabOfShame with many claiming he was out of sync and went too far to capture the attention of Kenyan youth.
However, President Uhuru’s dance with F.B.I is not new as the President is noted for doing the 'extra ordinary'. It was reported that he ditched his official presidential escort to board public transportation and even meet up with local celebrities to get their perspectives on local matters.
The images of President Uhuru sent Kenyans on Twitter into a frenzy, trending days after the pictures were released. It is yet to be confirmed if this stunt will draw the youth to register for the impending elections. Only time will tell.