President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday received his gift of four peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli a move which has triggered hilarious reactions on social media.
The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to who also delivered a goodwill message from President.
The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader.
“On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kenya, I receive this special gift. This is in the spirit of brotherhood and friendship of the East African residents,” the President said.
“It’s a great honour not only between us as Presidents but as the people of East Africa. This deep relationship and brotherhood should continue so as to benefit our current and future generations,” he added.
Magufuli’s move has since become a subject of discussion on social media as it elicited hilarious reactions from Kenyans.
A section of Kenyans expressed their excitement arguing that the move is a good sign of Kenta’s relationship with Tanzania.
A section of Kenyans have as well taken the opportunity to bash the president for putting emphasis in the event, which according to them meant less, rather than focusing on bigger issues affecting the country.