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Uhuru, Netanyahu trolled for flagging off journey to Israel ‘in school buses’

Photos of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flagging off students in school buses who are heading to Israel have drawn online criticism.

The two leaders, who held bilateral talks before the ceremony at State House, were pictured holding their respective flags and flagging off the students.

According to a caption posted on the President’s Facebook page and Twitter account, the students will be on an irrigation and agriculture technology benchmarking trip.

“With Prime Minister Netanyahu as we flag off a new group of students who are headed to Israel to learn irrigation and automated agriculture technologies,” read the caption on Facebook.

Kenyans on social media were however quick to notice the odd mode of transport used for the trip to Israel

Bounty Adoh commented on Facebook: “Wanaenda hadi Israel na hizo basi… MashaAllah kweli ni Digitali I Say mwanangu.”

Arch Libwege commented: “You couldn’t get some nice looking mini buses. Btw are going by road. Si u should have seen them off at the airport.”

Others were concerned on the selection criteria used to pick the students, demanding that it is made public.

Terry Wanjiku commented: “If they r students frm which institution???How were they selected?? And why use a bus??”