Timothy Lekolool: William Ruto’s Aide-De-Camp Praised as Old Photo in Samburu Traditional Attire Resurfaces
- Brigadier Timothy Lekolool is President William Ruto’s current aide-de-camp and also served Uhuru Kenyatta
- An old photo of the towering Samburu in traditional attire resurfaced, earning him the admiration of Kenyans
- Lekolool’s primary role is to serve as an assistant to the president and is not involved in protecting him
A photo of President William Ruto’s aide-de-camp (ADC) Timothy Lekolool wearing traditional Samburu attire has resurfaced.
Timothy Lekolool rocks Samburu attire
The undated photo started circulating online after the brigadier shifted alliance to Ruto soon after being inaugurated at Kasarani Stadium. The brigadier leaving retired president Uhuru Kenyatta to stand behind Ruto was one of the most symbolic gestures of power switching hands.
The resurfaced image depicted Lekolool wearing a traditional headband and beads around the neck. He was surrounded by two young girls, presumably his daughters.
The trio sat under a tent at what appeared to be a traditional function because an older man in the background wore similar attire.
Facebook users reacted to the image by praising the ADC for celebrating his Samburu culture. Here are some comments:
“There's nothing worth more than appreciating our cultures as much as we can. Seeing him dorn his traditional Samburu attire makes me more proud to be a Kenyan. Embracing modernity should never equate to discarding our identities.”
“Culture forms a big part of our identity.”
Farah Osman Lororua:
“The Samburu have remained true to their culture even with modernists creeping in.”
“I’ve just realised how hot this guy is.”
Lekoolol’s primary role is to be the president’s personal assistant, not security. His duties involve bringing Ruto up to date on the various programs that are ahead of him and so on.
“Who doesn't like this guy? Hope he won't be changed.”
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In typical fashion, Ranka had a fake arm allowing his actual hand, presumably holding a firearm, to react quickly to threats against the president.