By Spy Uganda
There was a brutal scuffle at fallen Kenyan former president Daniel Arap Moi’s funeral on Tuesday morning, after Rwandan president Paul Kagame’s bodyguards engaged in a stiff tussle with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta’s security ring.
This Website has learnt that elite bodyguards responsible for the personal security of Rwandan President Paul Kagame got involved in a shoving scuffle with Kenyan presidential guards at the entrance of Nyayo Stadium VIP wing, who didn’t want them to go past the security ring.
Kagame is one of the heads of state who attended the funeral prayers for late Kenyan Arap Moi at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
Kagame arrived at about 9:40Am and was welcomed by Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. Kagame then handed over his cell phone to one of his guards who placed it away in his jacket pocket and started following behind his president alongside other elite guards.
However, as soon as Kagame was let through by Kenyan presidential guards, members of his security detail were intercepted, prompting a scuffle between both security teams, which ended with Kagame’s soldiers being subdued.
During the scuffle both security parties started sparring and flexing muscles inside the VIP holding area until Kenyatta’s Presidential guards managed to restrain Kagame’s guards before sanity and order prevailed.
Apart from Kagame, several other African heads of state, among them president Yoweri Museveni, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, and the presidents from Ethiopia and Saharawi also attended the funeral.
While eulogizing Moi at Nyayo Stadium later, Kagame said that Kenya’s mourning and success also impact Rwanda in one way or another.
“Thank you for giving us this opportunity to direct to you condolences and also mention the obvious fact that when the people of Kenya are grieving, it goes as far as our country and our people,” he said.
He added that “If Kenyans succeed and make progress, we also share in that. We will continue to be with you as we all remember this gallant leader. May God accord him eternal peace.”
Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, who was the country’s longest-serving leader, died aged 95 last week.
The death of Moi, who ruled Kenya from 1978 to 2002, was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement carried by the state broadcaster.