His visits to Somalia was not announced until the president returned back to the country.A number of people have faulted the President's move of going to Somalia without necessarily informing the newly elected Somalia president.According to them, the President move was interpreted as a lack of respect to the President of Somalia. Some argued that President Uhuru should at least have informed his counterpart from Somalia to show that he recognises him as the head of state.
Also, the Dhobley camp he visited is not under the control of Somalia government. This camp serves as the headquarters of the African union Mission in Somalia.The President decision to visit the KDF soldiers in the harsh terrain was a morale booster to the soldiers who are gallantly fighting the Al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia. The KDF soldiers at least are in high spirit ready to fight the militia knowing that they have a strong backing from their chief commander.