Kenyans in Belgium waited anxiously to receive a rare guest early last week. The guest was President Uhuru Kenyatta who was visiting Brussels for the 4th Africa-EU summit.
According to multiple sources, Kenya’s head of mission to the European Union and ambassador to Belgium Washington Edwin Anyango Oloo? had sent texts to Kenyans in Belgium to turn up and receive president Uhuru who would tour the EU for two weeks.
However, things took an ugly turn when the President returned to Nairobi without meeting his compatriots living and working in Belgium. Oloo was left with a diplomatic rotten egg having to send another Â ‘meeting cancelled’ set of texts telling the disappointed citizens in the diaspora that President Uhuru has returned to Kenya due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’.
However, majority who had waited for Uhuru to make an appearance in a town hall meeting ended up listening President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia who was meeting her countrymen and women in a nearby venue.
We’ve sent queries to state house to get a statement on why rais cut short his EU visit to no avail. Anyway, let’s keep faith, may be some mandarin will post something on Facebook.