There is probably not much to read into this awkward moment because accidents happen all the time, but some people on the interwebs have said it is a sign of what is wrong with the Jubilee government.
Minutes before President Uhuru Kenyatta walked into the Global Compact Anti-Corruption Conference at Safari Park Hotel, his portrait came tumbling down leaving the delegates in attendance amused and chuckling in hushed tones.
The portrait had been put up by a man on a ladder, but it came down with a thud, breaking into pieces as he climbed down.
The maintenance personnel, who had clearly not prepared well, found a solution by mounting a smaller portrait moments before the President made his way in.
Watch it below. Video courtesy of NTV Kenya