Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu has arrived in Kenya.
She landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport aboard Air Tanzania a few minutes past 10am. The President was received by, among others, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and her Sports counterpart Amina Mohamed.
The two-day State visit is President Suluhu’s second outside her country. She was sworn in March this year following the death of incumbent President John Magufuli. Suluhu’s first trip was to neighbouring Uganda, where she signed a multi-million oil pipeline deal with President Yoweri Museveni.
President Suluhu is expected to address a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate tomorrow (Wednesday). “Notice is given to all members of the National Assembly that the Speaker of the National Assembly, in consultation with the Speaker of the Senate, has arranged for a joint sitting of Parliament to be held on Wednesday, May 2021 at 2.30pm at the National Assembly Chamber, Main Parliament Buildings,” said a message by Parliament Speaker Justin Muturi.
At State House Nairobi, Suluhu will receive full honours, including a 21-gun salute. She will also hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta as the two countries seek to restore full diplomatic ties.