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Uhuru’s ‘anticlimax’ live address on slain KDF soldiers

Kenyans were on Tuesday left disappointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s mid-day live television address to the nation on the recent attack on Kenyan soldiers in Somalia.

The head of state said nothing new from what he had previously stated since the Friday attack at an African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) base camp at El Ade, in Somalia.

The camp was occupied by Kenya soldiers working in the force.

In his address, the President refrained from elaborating on the number of casualties incurred and those captured by the Islamists militants during the attack. Neither did he take up a plea by Cord leaders to declare two days of mourning  in honour of the fallen soldiers.

The President has been roundly criticised for not demonstrating leadership in the wake of the attack, including his insistence with his ongoing working tour at the coast.

On Monday, the commander in chief was not at Wilson Airport to receive bodies of slain soldiers and survivors who were brought home.

The first four bodies arrived on Monday night and were received by Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and Chief of Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe.