Kenyatta and Museveni ‘humiliated’ at the Somalia Conference

By Henry D Gombya

British Foreign Secretary William Hague holds talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta "in the margins of the London Somalia conference..." as put by the FCO in London yesterday.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague holds talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta “in the margins of the London Somalia conference…” as put by the FCO in London yesterday. (Photo by FCO)

The United Kingdom today stands accused of ‘humiliating’ the leaders of two countries that have made peace possible in what was until only recently a failed Horn of Africa country that comes under the name of Somalia, by making sure that they were not photographed alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron.

After the failure of what was once the world’s only super power, the United States of America (USA) to bring order to a battle-ridden Somalia, and after the failure of Ethiopia under the leadership of the late Prime Minister Zenawi to do the same, in came Uganda under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni who sent in Ugandan soldiers to take on the Somali fighting tribes, especially the al Qaeda-leaning Al Shabaab.

While other countries like Burundi have also played their part in stabilising Somalia, Ugandan’s leading role is unmistakeable. And less than two years ago, Kenya joined in when former President Mwai Kibaki ordered his troops to take on the Al Shabaab. It could be fair to argue that without the input that these East African countries have displayed, Somalia would today still be a failed state with warring armies controlling different parts of the country.

At yesterday’s Somalia conference, the Kenyan and Ugandan leaders were largely ignored and British officials went out of their way to make sure that British Prime Minister David Cameron was not photographed with any of them. And with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, it was certainly embarrassing that a leader who has just come to power through a rare free and fair election in Africa could not be offered a photo opportunity with the British Prime Minister after he (Kenyatta) made Britain the first country he has accepted to visit since his election last March.

110 thoughts on “Kenyatta and Museveni ‘humiliated’ at the Somalia Conference

  • May 8, 2013 at 8:12 am
    Permalink

    There are 2 issues here: (1) bringing peace to Somalia, and (2) integrity and credentials of museveni and Kenyatta. Let us not confuse them. Uganda and kenya are oblidged to bring peace to somalia as this is good for the 2 countries, even more than britain. As of now kenyata faces legal battle in The Hague for criminal acts against humanity. Museveni as a sworn dictator, overstayed in power and a staunch supporter of kenyatta. He recently lambasted the ICC (and by extension the global community that established it) for lack of vision, etc.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm
      Permalink

      …what???? free n fair election or tyrany of two tribes number nkt…..Uhuruto have always indicated they dont need the uk n us then y cry loud for lack of phot with British Premier??? Kigeugeu nyinyi

      Reply
      • May 9, 2013 at 5:21 am
        Permalink

        I didn’t vote for Uhuru….but I do not see him complaining about not having photos taken. As a Kenyan & Christian (even though not a voter for the sitting president), I choose to respect and be loyal the president and hope he does well for the country.

        Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:18 am
    Permalink

    Good. Very good. This is what the civilized and democratic countries should do to war criminals. I wish they had began this humiliation at the airport by giving him a thorough search!

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm
      Permalink

      Should we assume that you are a Raila fan? I lived in Kenya for three years before proceeding to Canada: Beutiful country, but the humaity in Kenya especially in the western part, they would sacrifice their own Africans to apease any foreigners. That is taking the African hospitality to higher levels, but of ignorance. Sad, for no other Africans behave like you.
      You need to wake up Kenyans, and realise the western powers have an agenda to keep you licking their feet to kingdom come. You, (Africa), and never equal partners in matters of developing the infrastructure in Africa. Aid you will recieve, but with great great intrests that will leave generations enslaved. Wake up Africa, choose your friends wisely.

      Reply
      • May 9, 2013 at 4:40 am
        Permalink

        You must be out of your mind. Your ignorant generalization or deliberate misrepresentation of information about Kenya and particularly the so called Western Kenya. I have no idea why on earth you would blind yourself that Kenya did not lose thousands of women and children through violence in 2007/08. I have no idea why you would demonstrate your ignorance that the current Kenya’s president and his deputy are indicted for war crimes against humanity. I have no idea why you would demonstrate your ignorance that the current kenyan president and his deputy are thieves who have stolen or at least inherited stolen property (public and private). Btw, I missed your point about proceeding to Canada, what does that have to do with anything?

        Reply
        • May 10, 2013 at 8:19 am
          Permalink

          hey wait,do u want to mean that the sitting president and his deputy are the ones who were involved in the post election violence? and if so alone?hold ur mouth.where was Raila and his kinsmen “holier than thou crap”.This was just Raila’s strategy to enable him win elections,and sorry it worked against him.If ICC and the rest of the world is sincere about settling the whole issue,they should dig deeper and not just sacrifice 6/4 people.wake up!

          Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm
      Permalink

      You should be proud of your country and achievement. Do not forget you owe it to kenya for wherever you are. The ability to articulate both in writing and reading, which was given to you by a kenyan system not a western system. If your not happy with kenya and its choices, move out and do not return.

      Reply
      • May 9, 2013 at 5:27 am
        Permalink

        Loyalty to country is so important! Forget about your hate for the sitting president or for a particular Ethnic community….stand proud of your country and respect the leader of the day. Hostility towards your own president will only cause YOU heartache, nobody else. I voted how I voted, my vote counted in its own way but now am ready to take Kenya to greater heights, if Uhuru can do it….well, let’s get on with it!!!

        Reply
    • May 10, 2013 at 8:00 am
      Permalink

      When will people grow up and move forward and stop these insults…..we have a country to develop and right now we don’t need cry babies coz that’s what somee ppl have become!!!!!NKT!!

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:41 am
    Permalink

    It seems UK never get excited about any progressive African countries. They love when they are chaos

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm
      Permalink

      Progressive ? In what way ? Kenyans from certain parts of the country don’t seem to understand or care for a certain small, simple word called the “TRUTH”.
      Our elections have become like WWE – “No fouls, no submissions to decide the winner; chairs and tables allowed; low blows allowed; outside interference and referee assistance allowed to decide the winner” etc
      It’s not about the truly popular leader – it’s about who can cheat best.
      Now the TRUTH says “that fellow in London” is as is illegitimate as his predecessor’s second term.
      Anyway, with the kind of cold hearts they have towards others Kenyans, they will not be moved by actions of some foreigners…..

      Reply
      • May 10, 2013 at 8:07 am
        Permalink

        Echodelta4…..I don’t think you can know any truth even if it threw a punch to your face….you are still living in the past move on please…this is becoming tiresome!!!

        Reply
    • May 10, 2013 at 7:02 am
      Permalink

      They want petrol. Bcz we have witnessed them cause a lot of trouble in Africa when they are sucking us. I witnessed this after the fall Mummar Gadaf the first meeting in paris was not a request to open the pipeline across the Medt sea but an ORDER to do so. Who brought problems to Somali? West , so why cant them come down to and stabilize it? When yu say anything they threaten you with ICC, Why don’t they go to Kasese and threaten floods so they can stop.

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:42 am
    Permalink

    Served them well we don’t want impunity

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm
      Permalink

      And who are you if I may ask. R u the one to decide who our leaders shall be? Impunity in whose sense.Deal with impunity in your own country first.

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:43 am
    Permalink

    This story has wasted six minutes of my day, so I will keep this comment brief and try to catch up on something useful elsewhere. Having one’s photograph taken with the British Prime Minister is no longer a big issue for the African leader with a mission, and until more people understand this clearly the Chinas of this world will continue growing from strength to strength and building meaningful partnerships across the globe.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm
      Permalink

      This story has wasted six minutes of my day, so I will keep this comment brief and try to catch up on something useful elsewhere. Having one’s photograph taken with the British Prime Minister is no longer a big issue for the African leader with a mission, and until more people understand this clearly the Chinas of this world will continue growing from strength to strength and building meaningful partnerships across the globe.

      Reply
    • May 9, 2013 at 4:36 am
      Permalink

      I really dont think the masters of impunity care. For them the end justify the means. As for friendship with China, I suppose we are known better by the friends we keep. If any leader cares for democracy, I am not sure is an entity to be proud to associate with. What mission would anybody say Uhuru is on apart from buying the presidency? For me zero. He is not Kenya so his humiliation is his not Kenyan. Kenya did not murder and rape women, their agents did. Keep my reputation as a kenyan out of crime against humaniy.

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:48 am
    Permalink

    This is laughable. So what if they didn’t have a photo session? Such impotent symbolism! A huge proportion of Europe’s imports come through the Gulf of Aden. It is now policed by Museveni (and Kenyatta). On behalf of the Europeans. Together with keeping Al Shabaab (and Al Qaeda) at bay, this is why Britain is paying for the war. Britain needs Museveni and Kenyatta. Just like Rome needed Alaric I as a barbarian to whom they could outsource their fighting. And as in the case of Alaric and Rome, Africa will continue its economic ascent, Europe will…well, you know that story. Look how Britain got humiliated over the election of Uhuru Kenyatta instead of their preferred Raila. Times have changed, Cameron. Posture as much as you like, but you now only impress the uninformed few.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 11:51 am
    Permalink

    Who can prove that Kenya’s election was free and fair? Let us not misrepresent issues and call a spade a spade. It was disputed with facts and some institutions decided otherwise for reasons bets known to them. So let us be careful. Does it really matter if the PM poses for a photo with the two leaders? The Ugandan leader has tasted power for a long time and posed for photos with many other leaders and this round he may have not been affected at all.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm
      Permalink

      it was free and fair and the supreme court held it to be so.so what other proof do you need? talk of uninformed people!

      Reply
      • May 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm
        Permalink

        Uninformed? It’s your ignorance displayed here…

        Reply
        • May 9, 2013 at 5:33 am
          Permalink

          Can we get over whether the election was free or fair or whatever!!!!! The supreme court has ruled. Let us move on and think about our country and build it!!! Its just a freaking photo session! Who cares!

          Reply
    • May 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm
      Permalink

      It was a free and fair Election supervised by an Independent body and observed by international observers who found the kenyan election to be free and fair. What else do you need?

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    Permalink

    Another time will come for UK to come begging him to come for another conference and we will make sure our president doesn’t attend. Britain ambassador was begging for an opportunity to meet Uhuru and he will still beg for another chance.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm
      Permalink

      better he is a president of two regions,Central and rift valley, it doesn’t matter.

      Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 11:28 pm
      Permalink

      president of 2 tribes my friend.election was stolen. everybody knows that we have a president forced on us. no need to vote ever in our country. intimidation and money used throughout.

      Reply
      • May 10, 2013 at 8:41 am
        Permalink

        who is “everybody”? please wake up and stop imposing on others.You are the lot who will only accept that something is fair as long as it favours “your preffered candidate”.If not “oh it was stolen.kwani nyinyi huibiwa kila wakati? asiyekubali kushindwa sio mshindani”. we have seen locally and via evidence you the same people who will cause chaos all over the city “as long as Gor mahia is not declared winner”. so we are not suprissed.this is just you way of attracting sympathy.as long as uve not won “nothing is fair…”

        Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    Permalink

    We have a saying in Rwanda, Africa; Akimuhana kaza imvura ihise.. “it is only when the rain has stopped, that the stranger comes with help. I am sure the farthest thing that both Museveni and Kenyatta had on their mind when they decided to help fellow Africans, Somalia, was a photo-opportunity. Another sayin is that “when a stranger loves your child more than you, it is because he/she has less-than-honorable intentions” So Cameron has come to the rescue of Somalia..but history will record that for 20 years the UK held its arms folded. It is quite insulting to suggest that M7 and Uhuru went to london for a photo-op….

    Reply
    • May 10, 2013 at 9:00 am
      Permalink

      Britain wants to take all the credit from Backdoor for success of two great African Nations which have come of age and effectively confronted what Western Powers dared not to try in Somalia. Now it is all about British PM only embracing Somalia President to cloud others and show they care more only after Kenya and Uganda extinguished the fire. Kenya will not be distracted from the so called Britain “essential contacts with Kenya” as we seek to support our somali brothers and sisters – with or without photo-sessions. After all we can photo-shop if it was a do or die and put the two greeting each other. Kenya has the best brains in IT

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    Permalink

    Talk of the big brother syndrome, sometimes they misbehave.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    Permalink

    The brits can screw themselves.uhuru is our choice and even though they cant offer him a photo shoot
    He is out president and moreso who cares about these brits…chineeese are with us thick n thin.superhighway and all the tourists coming to kenya.i value britons for butcherinv my grandpatents and no words what my parents went thro.give me a briton for dinner any tym….

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm
      Permalink

      no he is president of 2 tribes.if his election was free and fair no problem. bt it wasn’t. if he can make it without those opposed in the way he was elected then let him not go there.

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    Permalink

    Oh, I would absolutely die of humiliation too if I never got a photo op with a British PM.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm
      Permalink

      Because he is God.We can reciprocate it with their counter parts here in Kenya.

      Reply
    • May 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm
      Permalink

      Me too, it would be the death of me. I would not get to sleep too, but would hold my breath and kick my feet in a symbolic tantrum till I get a photo with His Personage.

      Grow up, Africa has come of age. Ukoloni umeisha.

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    Permalink

    What makes you think Uganda needs approval from Britain? It’s up to Somalia to ignore our contribution – like South Africa did to their African allies – or not. Britain is playing careful, and I don’t blame them; there are few who can stand strong alongside those two leaders at this time.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Permalink

    Why are the Britons Jealous of African countries that they once colonized?? As A Citizen of Kenya am embarrassed to even mention that we were colonized by Britain, There was a time we were a candle in a forest, but today we stand as a united Nation, Integrated in a possible manners and proud to be a Kenyan, whether the President is in a photo with the Prime Minister of Pluto or Not, We have a President who am Honored to call him His Excellency….You should be ashamed of yourselves because all we feel for you today, is simply pity….You are almost Relocating to Forests as once perceived to be the case of Africans….All men are equal, But others are just more equal than others….

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Permalink

    so stupid of you so what is the relevance of a photo b the way will it add a meal on my table ?
    shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    MORONS

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm
    Permalink

    Was the photo session important?? The main reason they went to UK was to attend the Somalia talks
    The UK should have as well not invited them to UK. Why invite a president of a country and embarass them.
    how will a photo benefit somalis? why didnt he avail his army not even his photo to fight alshabaab? bulshit!! Dirty politics. Doesn’t matter with photo!!!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Permalink

    UK should play and come out clean on their international policy concerning issues affecting Kenya in regards to ICC .The whole world is watching and we will appreciate if you act maturely on this issue as its drawn so many questions.As a Kenyan Citizen,i will rest when i know the position of my country interms of international relations as this will definately affect me directly or indirectly whichever way it goes.Where does Kenya stand in your vocabulary ?

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Permalink

    To me its not a surprise coz the in actual sense the Somalia president was the man on show.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Permalink

    Get serious, it should be kenyatta and Museveni humiliated cameron for refusing to pose for a photo with him, we all know where economic ascent and importance is,,,we all know who matters in the modern world, AFRICA.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Permalink

    THey did meet and there is a photo of the Uhuru and cameron Shaking hands. They meet even before the conference began. The writer of this article is not truthful.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Permalink

    By the way, who is Cameron? Photo session or not, Cameron and his government will pay for the atrocities their colonizer forefathers committed in Kenya. Down with their big man syndrome!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    Permalink

    In this century!!!!! it doesn’t matter wether they were photographed alongside the white man or not bt a fact we r so important in the issue and thats the reason they came calling……..remember usa wz in somalia and they failed terribly and with the help of kenya theaz sanity in somalia so ……….HATUJALI!!!!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    Permalink

    Britain can keep its photos, we will Keep our dignity. long time ago, they pelted Kenyatta senior with rotten eggs, it never stopped him from leading Kenya and asking Kenyans to forgive them even after the brutality and rape of our resources. we are bigger than photographs

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    Permalink

    Humiliated? Who invited who in the first place? What good does a photograph do for leaders who are already set to work with the East?

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    Permalink

    Is that what was meant by essential contact????

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    Permalink

    This ain’t funny at all. The many guys commenting on this post being pro-Uhuru are mainly low class, low-end, hooligans and agents of impunity who no matter what need to listen to Martin Luther King JR last speech. They are non- reformists who are going back to Zimbabwe/Uganda mode of life with Impunity being on top-of-the list. If only i could move out of Kenya and come back five years later now that i am a political orphan, and more so, i don’t have a president.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    Permalink

    President kenyata as no time to waste with unprofitable
    stories about photos and hypocrite leaders.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    Permalink

    SO WHAT IF THEY WERE NOT PHOTOGRAPHED? YOU SOUND LIKE A KINDERGARTENER WHO LOVES ATTENTION TOO MUCH. THEY HAD GONE THERE TO DISCUSS PEACE IN SOMALIA, NOT FOR A PHOTO SESSION. THE WRITER IS DEFINITELY FULL OF IT.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    Permalink

    Please find something better to write. Who cares about these brits? For your information they need us more than we need them. Too often than not we fall prey to the west shenanigans.Western countries and their investors have never encouraged beneficiation or value addition in Africa. They brought slavery, colonialism, imperialism and now neo-colonialism to Africa. Furthermore, the hypocrisy on the governance matter is striking. When Western nations and their institutions go out to trade and invest, they do not insist on democracy, good governance or human rights pre-conditions. Illustrative cases include investments and business ties with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Saddam’s Iraq (once upon a time), Mobutu’s Zaire and Apartheid SA.This article is baseless and represents self-serving Western inspired attacks on Kenya.Bloggers like this one have been in the forefront, feeding into, and abated by, naïve Kenyans. Amkeni kutoka kwa usingizi tujenge taifa letu

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    Permalink

    Colonization is long gone,Kenya has played its role whether appreciated or not.Humiliating President Kenyatta is humiliating all Kenyans who voted for him.it doent bother us,we have the east to turn to!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    Permalink

    Who is Cameron, everyone can judge that Museveni and Kenyatta are greater leaders, it is cameron missing the chance of having a photo with these two outstanding African leaders, I will ask the London evening post to edit the title of this writting.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Permalink

    I have read a comment someone saying ‘free and fair election’ those are lies, kenyans from blind to deaf knows the reality what happened and once the out going president was cooking everything in favour of Uhuru, so all happened was well planned. but for the sake of our loved country , let us accept all and move forrward. European countries can never bribed at all.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    Permalink

    …its what we’ve become used to when it comes to the british and their arrogance. what makes you think you are lords over kenya? we excercised our free will in deciding who we want as our leaders, NOT those puppets you pay. Its time Africans stood against imperialism and neo-colonialism. May God bless Kenya.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    Permalink

    This is crap. A photo? What about the videos? Its too petty an issue so what is humiliating? Sielewi

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    Permalink

    Kenyatta and Museveni will have enough photo sessions – and business deals – with the Chinese.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    Permalink

    With due respect to Prime Minister Cameron and the British, If I may ask hoe significant is a photo with what important in posing for a picture with the British Prime Minister? for whose album anyway? I wouldn’t or may be have some slightest concern if it were with Buckingham Place. For sure there are many things to worry about for the life, safety, security and tranquility of Somalia and the people of the region than flying that far for a photo with the British Prime Minister .

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm
      Permalink

      With due respect to Prime Minister Cameron and the British, If I may ask how significant is a photo with the British Prime Minister? For whose album anyway? I wouldn’t or may be have some slightest concern if it were with Buckingham Palace. For sure there are many things to worry about for the life, safety, security and tranquility of Somalia and the people of the region than flying that far for a photo with the British Prime Minister. I guess one with his beautiful wife would be great.

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Permalink

    by da way UK want Afican countries that are poor and regrogressive. like war torn somalia. they are jealous of Kenya and Uganda. kenya they wanted Raila to be president but we decided otherwise. Shame on them. by da way west need us then we need them. thats y they invite ‘war criminal’ as they like to call in london.we love uhuru and he is our beloved president.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm
    Permalink

    Perhaps Cameron doesn’t want to associate with these African despots with innocent bloods on their hands, Remember Uhuru in 2007 violence against the luo? Remember Museveni in Northern Uganda, Congo and CAR? Kudos Cameron, afterall they say; “show me your friends and i will show who you are” Cameron is not blood stained.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    Permalink

    What is in a photo if i may ask? It’s laughable to say the least. Uhuru is our elected president.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Permalink

    That is a good impression from the west, let African leaders who think that they can manipulate figures to suite their interest to know that there are other ‘big boys’ who can humiliate them. Bravo UK for that humiliation. Kenyatta thinks he can buy everything that humiliation is just but fractions of what is expected of him in his five year leadership. How I wish he could be banned from visiting any Western country so that Kenyans learn a lesson. Kenyatta is not a leader after all, but I can describe him as a goon same to Museveni who thinks that Uganda is his wife to marry forever. Shame on Kenyatta and Museveni. You dictators. UK is there to say, to decide and to give direction. Just accept and move on. Thanks.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Permalink

    they can put the photo in their pipe and smoke it #bigdeal ………….!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    Permalink

    Who will answer this question for me. If Uhuru was really humilated, is not British requesting Kenya permission to settle refugee who are seeking asylum in Britain? Enlighten me please.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    Permalink

    i once gave 10 pounds to a white caucasian brit at hammersmith station who was begging for spare change he hugged and called me brother coz his fellow white didnt bother to help him speaks volume kenyatta does not need ur photo session

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Permalink

    I wonder what the intentions of this writer are! so u think its a privillege for an African president to be photographed with the British PM?!!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    Permalink

    Is this the Henry Gombya who used to report for the BBC? But who cares for Cameron’s schemes?

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    Permalink

    Who wants to take photos with ICC indictees anyway….Kudos Cameroun.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    Permalink

    We are proud Africans who know their worth and value, taking a photo with cameron or iran whatever one calls themeselves doesn’t add value to us! Whoever posted this is an imbecile who thinks Africans are worthless and lesser beings – and that’s the spirit behind the Rome statute – Europeans behaving like prefects over Africa. Be sure we will place you where you belong…in the annals of history!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    Permalink

    We are proud Africans who know their worth and value, taking a photo with cameron or iran whatever one calls themeselves doesn’t add value to us! Whoever posted this is an imbecile who thinks Africans are worthless and lesser beings – and that’s the spirit behind the Rome statute – Europeans behaving like prefects over Africa. Be sure we will place you where you belong…in the dustbin of history! Wabeberu Wanjinga nyinyi!

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    Permalink

    We may be reading more into a photo session with British PM than it deserves mention. Kenya is a soveriegn nation and an equal member of global community in which business is conducted under an environment of mutual respect and dignity. I am sure Britain knows that and it will be the last country to play big Uncle Sam as those old days are over. Lets shift focus from non-issues to the real challenges facing society under our watch as leaders.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    Permalink

    When someone does good he/she should not look around for applause or patting on their back.
    Kenya and Uganda did what they had to do to ensure peace in the Somalia.
    And even if the 2 heads of states wanted any special treatment, I don’t think a photo session with Cameron would be any rewarding.
    What is a photo session with the UK premier. UK had earlier indicated it would not work with Kenyatta only to reconsider their position after we elected him our president.
    Unless you are just out to sell your news outlet over there, the East Africans want to read serious news

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Permalink

    in Swahili we say Madharau ndogo ndogo (small-time prejudice). UK better get used to UK’s presence he isn’t going anywhere for another five years. it’s a simple show of respect to have a president standing next to another; colleagues in the same field, is that a lot to ask? fake a smile like the US used to with the Arab world.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm
      Permalink

      The point is they went there to talk about Somalia, not to take photos , and having a stable Somalia is best for Kenya not Uk , so I don´t see why you all are wasting time with all the shit, move on . I would rather know how a man feels about me than have the fake smiles

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    Permalink

    serves these people right for behaving as if they own the world. Sitting president meets foreign secretary. That’s a headline that shouts “consequences”

    but of course the Kenyan media yaps about how things were perfect and the voters who voted in people who want to earn 1million shillings for doing nothing but sit look for excuses.

    Consequences Kenyans have just started and I’m excited about it.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    Permalink

    The world always watch….that’s what they never know. Let them learn lessons.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    Permalink

    Humiliation? what humiliation? Am I missing something here? Gone are the days when a photo opp with a British PM was a big deal. Personally when in London, I’d rather watch the change of guards at buckingham palace than have a photo opp with cameroon.

    Reply
    • May 10, 2013 at 7:32 am
      Permalink

      YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT,AFRICA IS SUFFERUNG BECAUSE OF AFRICA DICTATORS

      Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    Permalink

    An afront to our president is an afront to our country which they need. The problem with these people is that we have now started to look to the East for economic development. It pains them to the core.. And Museveni stated it without fear.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    Permalink

    Excuse me writer,
    Are you a lying imbecile?
    Prior to the meeting, there was a photo of Kenyatta with Cameron. They were shaking hands.
    However, I will excuse you for telling lies. I understand your need to do this because you are desperately trying to save the UK’s face after your country threatened Kenya with sanctions, essential contact and all manner of undue pressure was brought to bear on the electorate of Kenya so that we would not vote for Mr. Kenyatta, but your preferred candidate Raila Odinga who has sold this country to you and other Western nations.
    Kindly take note of the following facts:
    1. Europe is on the demise, as Africa is on the rise.
    2. Consequently, the influence that the UK once had is on the demise and it will never rise up again.
    3. There is a second wind of change that is liberating the African from neo-colonialism. Never again shall we be intimated by you.
    4. The only people who are fooled by such stories are your ignorant Brits. Many of who probably think that Africa is in Kenya.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm
    Permalink

    uhuru isn`t the kenyan president .He´s a jail bird

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    Permalink

    TNA shared an IP-Address with the IEBC .uhuru knows how evil he is by forcing himself on kenyans

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    Permalink

    Lest we forget this are the same people that have caused most of the conflicts in this world be it their ancestors or whoever. They divided Palestine to suit the Israelis, Divided India into two countries Pakistan and India, Their own prime minister (Thatcher) suppported apartheid in south Africa, and lets not forget they ochestrated a wave of terror in Kenya in the 1950’s with the so called state of emergency. And because they are the UK no ramifications for these actions, what a lot of BS. Who cares about meeting a man with 33% approval rating. Good Riddance

    Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    Permalink

    Uhuru Kenyatta is not a democrat. I come from Kenya but live abroad. Uhuru Kenyatta won through election rigging facilitated by the then incumbent Mwai Kibaki and the Mt. Kenya/ Kikuyu/ Kiambu Mafia.They have alot of ill gotten wealth from when Uhuru’s president, Jomo Kenyatta was in power.So they will do anything to ensure one of their tribes come into power so as to protect them.

    Reply
    • May 10, 2013 at 8:28 am
      Permalink

      just stay wherever you are!!you are not relevant to kenyans in this topic

      Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 4:39 am
    Permalink

    And why should i care that a president does not appear in a photograph with someone who does not matter to me? Your article is bogus worthless crying over nothing

    Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 5:24 am
    Permalink

    what does a photo op with Cameron do for us or Uganda? does it raise our GDP? I fail to see what humiliation was meted out to them there. someone educate me

    Reply
  • May 10, 2013 at 6:30 am
    Permalink

    Shame on you who need a photo with ka mzungu.
    This Articular is mo insulting to the millions of Somalis who have suffered for the last 30 yrs of civil war and Burundi,Uganda and Kenya who have given the ultimate price today so that the Somalis can have a better tomorrow.
    Shame on you shame on you have oz of respect for somlis. Moron
    Museveni and Kenyatta came on their own respect and not to talk a foto with a muzungu,
    Africa is past this colonial mentally, free you mind mzee and the rest will follow,

    Reply
  • May 10, 2013 at 7:05 am
    Permalink

    bullcrap..no regrets whatsoever…soon or later thy wil come down to explicit respect tht we did the best for somali to reconstruct back…

    Reply
  • May 10, 2013 at 7:17 am
    Permalink

    London Somalia conference…

    The United Kingdom today stands accused of ’humiliating’ the leaders of two countries that have made peace possible in what was until only recently a failed Horn of Africa country that comes under the name of Somalia, by making sure that they were not photographed alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron.
    To me its not funny because criminals hate their counterpart criminals once they observe that thy have failed their game. Its not a matter of being pro M7/Uhuru but selfishness, they call us monkey but to be sincere who are monkeys? Because monkeys are white not black with a grey skin. Never mind since the orient has got them a proper option to silence them and it will be soon.

    Reply
  • May 10, 2013 at 7:30 am
    Permalink

    THIS IS A LEARNIG LESSON TO ALL DICTOTORS,IN AFRICA TIME IS SHORT FOR THEM TO GO AWAY AFRICA NEEDS LEADERS,WHO CAN BE THERE FOR TWO TERMS ONLY, THANK YOU ENGLAND LONG LIVE CAMEROON DAVID

    Reply
  • May 10, 2013 at 8:24 am
    Permalink

    am surprised fellow kenyans have ill comments on their president.this is the exact reaction this westerners wanted from you.moreso what is a photo session with cameron!!!!grow up

    Reply
  • May 11, 2013 at 5:30 am
    Permalink

    am a young man who strives to put on the plate what to eat a day at one particular time. whether the two delegates took de photo or not, this is no business to me. may be they didn’t have it on the agenda, secondly they are not interested in showing off to fellow Africans, i hve learnt sthg from the story, africans can also generate revenue for the so-called MDCs, if we can make headlines for them to generate more revenues in the newspaper?.do not lose focus, be creative, we will become one of the MDCs.

    Reply
  • May 11, 2013 at 6:01 am
    Permalink

    Doesnt add food on my table…so guys lets stop the flow of bile on this one…

    Reply
  • May 11, 2013 at 8:49 am
    Permalink

    Museveni has taken photos with the pope, the queen, 3 united states presidents and lots of other presidents, Cameron will always regret why did not take that photo when he had the chance coz his successor will surely take one with Museveni. Just saying

    Reply
  • May 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    Permalink

    Kenya played a major role in bringing peace to not only Somalia but also in Sudan. Have I seen any article praising and show the great hope and shining star that is Kenya? Nope, none in the european or american press. Damn shame. Photo opportunity with Cameroon was not important but Uhuru’s presence. President Uhuru knew this trip would be dicey but it served its purpose. Kenya is the power house in Africa!

    Reply
  • May 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Permalink

    YEWERI MUSEVENI.IS IMPOSING CRIMINALS TO BE KENYA LEADERS SO THAT OUR BELOVED NATION LOOSES HER GLORIES ARROUND THE PLANET.UHURU RUTO ARE MURDEROUS AND DANGEROUS.THE COUNTRY STANDS DEVILS IN STATE HOUSE SAFEGUARDED BY ARMY GENERALS COMMANDERS.ALL POLITICAL PARTY ARE ON SALE.KENYA IS HEADING BACK TO A ONE PARTY STATE.RUTO IS ORDERING POLICE TO KILL YOUTH IN BUNGOMA WITHKNOWLEDGETHAT KENYA IS AMEMBER OF ROME AND SUCH BARBARIQUE IS PUNISHED BY LAW.HE IS ACRIMINAL CONTINUING TO KILL FOR HE HAVE THE MANDATE OF BOTH MUNGIKI AND KIPSIGIS BUT KENYA IS NOT WITH THUGS NO- OUR LORDS OF IMPUNITY- OPADO

    Reply
  • May 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    Permalink

    i think the snubbing was directed at our dear leader, good old m7. Uhuru just got in the way and took flak

    Reply
  • May 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    Permalink

    I don’t know about Mr. Kenyatta, but for Mr. Museveni, I’m not surprised. All western countries leaders — and outsiders for that matter — know who and what Museveni is: a Crook, Thief, and (coming 33 years after Iddi Amin) Murderer. It’d be demeaning for Mr. Cameron to be photographed with such a devil.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

308,635 Spam Comments Blocked so far by Spam Free Wordpress

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>