President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening left the country amid the growing drought crisis that is facing at least one million Kenyans in eleven counties.
Uhuru quietly leaves the country amid drought crisis
The President flew out on Wednesday evening
President Kenyatta flew out to Windhoek, Namibia, where he is the chief guest in the country’s 29th independence anniversary celebrations to be held on Thursday.
Curiously, the Kenyan President who frequently uses social media to update Kenyans on his movements, had not announced his visit to Namibia – nearly twelve hours after arriving in the Southern Africa country.
His visit was announced by the Official Account for the Presidency of the Republic of Namibia which tweeted photos and videos of his arrival in Windhoek.
President Kenyatta has remained quiet on the ongoing drought crisis that is reported to have claimed at least 6 lives – although his officials have denied that any Kenyan has died out of hunger.
Coordination of the crisis has mainly been left to Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa who has received support from Deputy President William Ruto, CSs Fred Matiang’i (Interior), and Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture).
Uhuru at Kenya Opens
On Sunday when the story of hunger deaths was first reported, the head of state drove himself to the All-Saints Cathedral before proceeding for the Magical Kenya Opens Golf Tournament at the posh Karen Country Club.
The photos were not well received on social media with netizens challenging the head of state to personally intervene in the drought crisis that now threatens one of the pillars of the big four agenda – food security.
“Your diary from tomorrow Monday to Sunday should read Turkana Baringo ,Turkana ,Baringo,Turkana, Baringo i think its time to get serious for once,” Kosonei Mutai told the President on Sunday.
“Kenyans are dying of hunger and here Uhuru kenyatta is bringing us golf? Give us a break,” Guanta Namo wrote on Presidnet Kenyatta’s facebook page.
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