President Uhuru Kenyatta's foreign visit to India landed him in trouble with a section of social media users who were unhappy with the timing of his travel.
Kenyatta left Kenya on Monday evening, shortly after he had signed the controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2016 into law.
He later shared details of his state visit to the Asian country that would include, among other issues, talks with Indian investors in its reputable healthcare industry.
I will also drum up support for Kenya as an attractive destination for Indian investors especially in the area of Healthcare. pic.twitter.com/H3rTA6A5yL
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) January 10, 2017
Social media users, particularly on Twitter, appeared infuriated with the timing of the talks with many wondering why the head of state was moving to discuss investment in the healthcare sector while Kenyan doctors were still on strike.
Others mocked the President over his previous statement that Kenya was a sovereign country that would not tolerate foreign interference.
There have been talks that the government could outsource doctors and other healthcare professionals from China and India if the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) does not call off the strike that is now in its 37th day.
Here are some of the reactions:
@UKenyatta petty PR son of jomo.we are used to it in your government. Solve the doctors strike first before you bring investors.
— Paul Ngei (@NgeiMarvin) January 10, 2017
— Wheelpower (@shecyclesnbi) January 10, 2017
— Tez Lore (@tezira) January 10, 2017
@ukenyatta I thought you didn't want foreign interference in the country, why invite them to invest in healthcare during a doctor's strike?
— Nancy Gakii (@gakii_n) January 10, 2017
— dr_wairimu (@WairimuMwaniki) January 10, 2017