President Uhuru Kenyatta and CORD leader Raila Odinga engaged in exchange of words after Raila claimed that Ole Ntimama had not shifted to Jubilee and that he was still in ODM, a statement that seemed to have angered the President.
President Kenyatta proceeded to answer him and made the now famous comment, “kumeza mate si kukula nyama (he who salivates, does not necessarily eat the meat)”.
However, it was what happened later that got people talking with many noting that while the rest of the mourners rose up after the head of state’s address, Raila remained seated.
The routine of rising up after an address by the President is not mandatory but has been adopted around the world as a gesture of respect.
Raila’s colleague Kalonzo Musyoka who was upstanding, was spotted bending over and whispering something to the Raial.
A photo taken after the President’s speech shows Raila Odinga seated while upstanding Musyoka bends over to whisper something
Kalonzo’s gesture led to speculation from some quarters that he may have been pleading with Mr Odinga to stand up.