Kenyans living the US are a disappointed lot after it emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be able to meet them.
President Kenyatta is in the US for 2 day tour in in which he is set to meet US president Donald Trump in Washington DC. Kenya’s ambassador to the US Robinson Njeru Githae speaking to a local daily said the president was sorry as his schedule is a bit tight and will not manage to hold talks with the Kenyans.
“The President will only be around for one or maybe and half days and most of that time will be taken up by his meetings with his counter-part, President Donald Trump at the White House. The president expresses his regrets. He would have loved to meet with Kenyans because that is one of his best moments whenever he visits abroad,” Said Amb. Githae.
In a statement from the Presidents team, President Kenyatta and President Donald Trump are set to discuss issues related to strengthening trade ties, regional security and tightening the relationship of the two countries.
“The Kenyatta-Trump meeting comes at an opportune time for Kenya considering that President Kenyatta is currently involved in implementing programs to bolster trade and investments in the country through his administration’s Big Four development Agenda,” read the statement.
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Speaking to the Nation, Anthony Muhuna who lives in Maryland said he felt disappointed as he had been looking forward to the meeting.
“I’m very disappointed that the President will not be meeting with us. I was looking forward to it. I had planned to ask him a question about the handshake but, anyway, I understand he will be on a busy schedule,” said Muhuna.
The president after jetting back to the country is expected to meet UK Prime Minister Theresa May and later on Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold more bilateral talks.