East African Leaders were conspicuously absent at Nyayo National Stadium where President Uhuru was leading the country in a national celebration to mark Mashujaa Day.
None of the East African leaders attended, including Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, a common figure in Kenya’s national holidays.
President Museveni was in the country last week for a church funds drive, and was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.Â
Its alleged that Ugandan’s Museveni reneged on an earlier agreed oil pipeline from Uganda to Kenya’s port of Lamu. Museveni is said to prefer Tanzania and therefore a source of some strain between Kampala and Nairobi.
Just recently, Tanzania President, whose term ends in a few days time, had held a three-day state visit to Kenya.
Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurinziza also do visit Kenya, albeit rarely. Ethiopia leaders come to Kenya for bilateral or regional meetings, but rarely attend Kenya’s state functions.