As the 94th Kenya Music Festival comes to a close on Friday, one of the highlights was a dance performance by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
At a lavish awards ceremony held at Kisumu Girls High School, the festival’s winners were presented with certificates of achievement and trophies.
Gachagua, wearing black trousers and a colored shirt, joined the dancers on stage as they blasted a dirge, much to the delight of the spectators.
Tonga Boys Primary School performed a traditional Luo dance from the Nyanza area.
The DP was grinning broadly as he enthusiastically attempted to dance to the beat of the music.
The dancers wore elaborate, traditionally-styled costumes and had their bodies painted in bright colors.
The DP tried his best to keep up with their high-energy, synchronized moves.
CS of Education George Magoha, who was in Gachagua’s group, remained mostly immobile on stage after an unsuccessful effort to match the stage’s enthusiasm.
The CS looked nonetheless to be fascinated by the DP and the other young dancers.
At one point, Gachagua attempted to play the Luo instrument with eight strings, the Nyatiti.