Despite teachers strike, Uhuru set for US visit
19 September 2015, 18:49
Nairobi - Despite the ongoing teachers strike and Kenyans asking for his leadership, President Uhuru Kenyatta is instead set to visit the United States next week.
The President will travel to New York Monday to attend Wednesday, the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
He is set to be accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The President will leave the country on the backdrop of several biting issues such as the ongoing teachers strike that has threatened to derail government.
Currently, schools have been closed as the government says it has no money to pay teachers.
The opposition has been angered by the stance by the President not to pay teachers, claiming he should show more.
" We are disappointed with the actions of the President over the ongoing strike, opposition leader Raila Odinga said.
While in the US, the President will address the General Assembly and will also meet Kenyans living in the US at a New York hotel for talks.
It will also be yet another attempt at a visit to the US after an earlier one in the year aborted due to logistical problems.
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