Uhuru back after week’s visit to Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda


President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived back in Nairobi Thursday after a weeklong visit to Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda.

Kenyatta arrived in Kenya ahead of a busy schedule waiting for him.

He starts his schedule in Lanet, Nakuru where he will preside over a military parade on Friday, November 26.

On Monday, November 29, he is expected to be at National Police College Campus A, Embakasi for the passing out parade of 2,610 recruits.

On Tuesday, November 30, he has scheduled the State of Nation Address in a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament on November 30.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi communicated the planned address to MPs during the Tuesday plenary sitting.

The President is expected to take stock of his administration’s milestones as well as state his plan for the final year in office ahead of the August 2022 General Election.

MPs are set to go for their long recess on December 2 hence the plan for the address to take place on Tuesday, and not the traditional Thursdays.

The president left Kenya on November 18 where he was the chief guest during the second edition of the “Growing Blue” International Blue Economy Conference.

The conference, which was opened by Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, builds up from the first “Growing Blue” Conference that was held in Maputo, Mozambique in 2019.

He arrived in Pretoria on November 22 for a three-day State Visit and was officially received by his host President Cyril Ramaphosa at a colourful state reception that included a 21-gun salute and a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the South African military.

The Heads of State then held private talks before leading their respective delegations in talks that resulted in the signing of eight bilateral agreements.

Later on Tuesday evening, Kenyatta and Ramaphosa addressed a Kenya-South Africa business forum at which they challenged the business community to leverage on trade and investments to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.

On Wednesday he flew to Uganda for talks with his host Yoweri Museveni on regional security issues before jetting to Kenya.

Kenyatta is busy trying to contain the crisis in Ethiopia pitting the national government and the Tigray region.

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