SHOCK: UHURU’s troubles compound & cancels tour as Kenyans in US threaten him
In a statement by an official at the Kenyan Mission in the US, Uhuru called off the meeting with Kenyans but declined to give details as to why he can’t meet them in New York despite having indicated that he would.
“We sincerely regret to inform you that the Diaspora Reception scheduled for 26th September 2015 is hereby cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Any inconvenience is greatly regretted,” read the statement.
However, reliable sources from New York have intimated that the President was threatened by Kenyans in US not to travel there and that he cancelled the meeting to avoid embarrassment in a foreign land.
Last week, a section of the Kenyan community living in the United States warned President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone his planned trip to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and instead deal with the crisis facing the nation, including the biting teachers’ strike.
In a letter addressed to the President, Kenyans in US told Uhuru to send a representative to the UN General Assembly and stay at home to deal with the teachers’ strike, failure to which he will have himself to blame.
There were whispers that Kenyans in Diaspora had planned to snub Uhuru’s meeting in New York or go and heckle him – something that prompted him to cancel it.