Kenya suffered a tragic ( probably the worst) diplomatic presentation at the just concluded Africa-European Union summit in Brussels when President Uhuru Kenyatta failed to push Kenya as an investment destination.
Uhuru who arrived in the country late yesterday night attracted no serious investors as the Kenyan delegation did not get a chance to sell the country. With Kenya’s “choices” hurting the country’s global image, add to poorly managed ‘war on terrorism’, Uhuru is a disaster already happening.
A Zimbabwean who attended the meeting revealed how Ghana took advantage of its global friendly destination image to secure billions.
“President John Mahama of Ghana gave a presentation on the need for investors to visit Accra. He took questions from investors on some concerns they raised and in the end, Ghana signed deals worth billons of dollars,” revealed Elliot Pfebve, the newly appointed MDC-T chief representative to the EU.
Pfebve’s country, Zimbabwe, also failed to attend the meeting after Mugabe’s wife, Grace, was denied Visa to attend the meeting. The organizers had argued the meeting is not for ‘first ladies’ but Mugabe could hear none of it. He even went ahead to urge other African Presidents to boycott the meeting.
Choices, indeed, have consequences!