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Uhuru’s ministers finally carry notebooks and pens to China meeting after rebuke

Kenyans online have noticed a remarkable improvement by the Kenya delegation that accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday to a meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing China.

Mr Kenyatta held bilateral talks with the Chinese president which focused to promoting economic and trade exchange between the two countries.

Kenyans, however, were quick to notice how well prepared President Kenyatta and his delegation were with the members of the delegation busy taking notes during the meeting.

In March, President Kenyatta publicly scolded his ministers and personal assistant during a meeting with Kenyans living in Namibia for failing to take notes during a meeting with Kenyans.

The Kenyan delegation included CS Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia, CS for agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri, Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma among others.

They all looked serious taking notes as they listen in to the conversation.

@Jabari4 said, “Hehe naona CS walijipanga round hii na kalamu na karatasi.” While @njrinic wrote, “I note the improvement on writing notes in meetings by Kenyan delegates.”

Last year, a Kenyan delegation that included Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs), Henry Rotich (National Treasury) and Kenyan ambassador to the US Robinson Githae were mocked for failing to take notes during a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.

What riled KOT was how the Kenyan team just sat and stared at their US counterparts, with half-empty cups of tea assembled before them while Their US counterparts appeared more engaged in the meeting, taking notes on their writing pads.