World Leaders tactfully snubbed a presentation by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta who ended up addressing an empty hall at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly. Several seats remained unoccupied as the East African Leader took to the podium to speak about.
Before leaving for New York, President Uhuru indicated he will be addressing the plenary of the United Nations twice, co-chair several discussions, including where with Chinese President Xi Jinpin and also participate in a security forum with US President Barack Obama.
The President also indicated he will have a meeting with Japan premier Shinzo Abe as well as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Earlier, some sources had indicated the President was also set to meet Holy Father Pope Francis.
“I will make sure Kenyaâ€™s voice is heard as the world adopts the new development agenda, completing a process which Kenya has actively participated in,” he said.
The world is set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals after the end of the period under which Millennium Development Goals ought to have been accomplished (2000-2015).
“The new SDGs we will adopt are an ambitious plan for collective action to transform the fate of humanity, by lifting all people out of poverty, while remaining in harmony with our planet,” he said.