Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu will arrive in Kenya on Tuesday, May 4 for a two-day State visit.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive his Tanzanian counterpart at State House, Nairobi on the same day (Tuesday).
State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena says other details of President Suluhu’s visit to Kenya will be shared in due course.
Suluhu made her first visit as President on April 11 when she visited her Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni.
During the visit, the two signed the long-awaited oil pipeline deal, which her predecessor the late John Pombe Magufuli worked so hard to realise.
Samia Suluhu’s visit to Uganda
Museveni and Suluhu signed the Final Investment Decision (FID) which will in effect commence the construction of the crude oil pipeline, a huge milestone for the two East African nations.
The Ugandan crude oil pipeline is a 1,445-kilometre-long pipeline from oil wells in Hoima district to Tanzania’s seaport of Tanga. The pipeline will cover 296km in Uganda passing through Hoima, Ssembabule, Rakai and Kikuube. In Tanzania, it will traverse the capital city Dodoma and Tanga.
The oil pipeline project is the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world. It will be heated because Uganda’s oil is waxy in nature. It will cost $3.5 billion (KSh375.5 Billion).