Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu arrives in Nairobi

By Samuel Ouma

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu on Tuesday morning arrived in Nairobi for a two-day state visit.

The plane carrying her touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport a few minutes to 10 am (local time). She was received by Kenya’s delegates led by the Kenyan Foreign Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo.

President Suluhu will proceed to the State House, where she will be received by her Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta. In the State House, she will inspect a guard of honor and receive a 21-gun salute, and after that, she will attend bilateral meetings and consultations.

In the evening, the Kenyan government will hold an official state dinner in the same venue in honor of the only female sitting President in Africa.

She will address a joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday before holding consultations at a business forum for the Tanzanian and Kenyan business community. She is also expected to address a gathering of executive women in business.

President Suluhu’s visit to Kenya is her second foreign trip since she became President. Last month she met Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.

She came to power in March this year following the demise of her predecessor John Magufuli.

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