An international media has reported how the ever industrious Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed may have saved President Uhuru Kenyatta from international embarrassed.
The Financial Times of Britain in a series of articles the past week quoted how Kenya was swift to solicit for congratulatory messages ahead of Kenyatta’s inauguration on Tuesday and an election which according to many was termed as sham.
With the continued political sand wind in the country and the ever continuous police brutality that was picked by the international media, a number of countries may have withheld from congratulating President Uhuru Kenyatta, reports the paper.
After Amina’s tactical move, immediate congratulations from Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson immediately flowed in sparking international controversy.
Amina is so smart and the developments seems to reveal that she may have reached many countries besides just the US, UK and Israel.
The three countries UK, US and Israel had issues with elections in Kenya and I don’t think a reputable paper like the Financial Times can cheat, observed a local political analyst.
Her public relation stunts seemed to have worked as contrary to expectations of many, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jetted in the country for Uhuru’s inauguration that material day. Other powerful countries like United States joined the bandwagon in congratulating Uhuru for his re-election.
It should be noted that way back when President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were facing crime against humanity cases at ICC, Ms Amina Mohammed experience in International Relations paid off to get them off the hook.