President Samia Suluhu and her bodyguard at the JKIA. [Source/State House Kenya]
The President of the Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan has been trending for the better part of Tuesday morning.
This is after she made her maiden visit to Kenya where she is expected to hold bilateral talks with her host President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Suluhu landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly after 9:30 am where she was received by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo.
Apart from the TZ President, her female bodyguard has become talk of the town after hawk-eyed Kenyans noted what they speculated was a 'dangerous weapon' in her possession.
The stiff-looking security guard, in black trousers and blazer and white blouse, had a black item tucked on the left side of her coat.
The photo of the bodyguard elicited much speculation among Kenyans with some claiming she was carrying a gun while others claimed it was a dagger.
Some still jokingly speculated that Suluhu's security personnel was hiding an elephant tusk inside her clothes.
Some people said even though it was her job to keep the President secure and safe it was unnecessary to carry a 'sophisticated weapon' when visiting Kenya, the 'safest country in Africa'.
"Some of these security arrangements are unnecessary kama hii kwa ofisi where they must have screened the attendees. Not unless the head of state is from North Korea or Russia," Stephen Wambua said.