Why Uhuru’s aides were locked out of AU Summit in Addis Ababa

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on Saturday, February 9, 2019. /PSCU

There was a scuffle on Sunday during the 32nd AU Summit in Ethiopia when President Uhuru Kenyatta’s aides were locked out in what appeared to be a protocol hitch.

A video posted on Twitter, Uhuru’s Aide de Camp is seen struggling to get past the security detail at the entrance of the building where the summit was taking place.

After struggling for nearly 30 seconds the men, who were already in the main hall, gave up and walked away. They later gained entry using another entrance.

The two are seen holding suitcases – probably containing Uhuru’s notes – as they walk away from the door.

The spectacle happened in the full glare of other government representatives from member states attending the conference.

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They, too, were having a rough time accessing the conference room.

The summit kicked off on January 15 and will run till Monday, February 11.

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The Session between February 10 and 11 was reserved for Heads of State and Government of the African Union.

Uhuru left for Ethiopia on Saturday evening accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

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