President Uhuru Kenyatta today cancelled his visit to Meru County where he was to attend the burial of former Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU) Managing Director Henry Kinyua.
The visit which was announced by State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu had raised high expectations and anxiety by the locals and leaders who were looking forward to it.
According to Esipisu, Uhuru was expected to arrive at Kenya Methodist University in Imenti North at 11.00am.
But thousands of mourners got disappointed when the President’s security detail started leaving after 11.30 am, a clear indication that the visit had been called off.
At the same time, Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) officials also started disconnecting communication gadgets before carrying them away.
His cancellation was received with a lot of disappointments as all the preparation measures were put in top gear as the locals arrived at Kinoru Methodist Church in thousands to receive their presidents.
The president was expected to address some of the Jubilee Party wrangles currently faced in Meru between aspirants and Jubilee affiliated Members of parliament.
Meru Governor Peter Munya who was waiting to receive Uhuru at Kaaga Primary school where he was scheduled to land left the venue at around 12.00pm and failed to attend the burial.
In a speech read by Eastern Region coordinator Wycliffe Ogolla, the President praised the late of being hardworking and a transformer who made remarkable achievements to transform the agriculture sector.