Kenya: Viral Photo - Kenyatta's Delegation Sipped Tea as Trump's Team Took Notes

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Presidents Donald Trump and Uhuru Kenyatta with First Ladies Melania Trump and Margaret Kenyatta.

A picture of the Kenya delegation that accompanied President Uhuru Kenyayya to the meeting with President Donald Trump has gone viral for the wrong reasons.

The photo taken in the White House captures President Kenyatta addressing US business executives.

The Kenyan delegation included Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Henry Rotich (National Treasury) and Kenyan ambassador to the US Robinson Githae.

In the photo, the Kenyan team just sat and starred at their US counterparts, with half-empty cups of tea assembled before them. Some also looked mesmerized with what was happening. Only two were taking notes

Their US counterparts on the other hand appeared more engaged in the meeting, taking notes on their writing pads.

In the meeting, President Kenyatta assured the business executives of his administration's commitment to remove hurdles that could impede their operations in Kenya.

Here is how Kenyans reacted to the photograph.


Everyone in the American delegation has a notebook; but, except Uhuru, everyone in Kenya's delegation has a cup of tea.

How come? #JoshuaNjengaIsJustWondering

- Joshua K. Njenga (@JKNjenga) August 28, 2018

As usual, thanks to Kenyan photographic memories, only Uhuru and PS Kiptoo seem to have been more interested in having notes than having White House tea.

- Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) August 28, 2018

There's something very unserious about going for a meeting without something to take notes with or on.

Uhuru's delegation has managed to make Trump and crew look so smart with their joyriders' no-pen-no-Notebook pose...

- Miss Caroline (@miss_Caroline10) August 28, 2018

Kenya's delegation must be made up of geniuses with high IQ with an upgraded multimedia memory.

While Trump and his team had their note pads with them at the WH meeting, our geniuses except Uhuru didn't have shit.

- Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) August 28, 2018

Looks like the Kenyan delegation was denied access to writing materials, or they are very sharp! I mean they will remember every bit that was said!

- Ken Mijungu (@KenMijungu) August 28, 2018

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