tanzania's president samia suluhu arrives in kenya for a two day state visit

President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania arrives in Kenya [photo courtesy]>

President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania arrives in Kenya [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa May 4, 2021

President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania has arrived in the country some minutes to 10 am for a two-day state visit.

Suluhu was also accompanied by the Kenyan Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu, among other delegations.

It is her second visit outside Tanzania since she took over the office in March this year, following the demise of her predecessor, the late John Magufuli.

She will be in the country for two days and is expected to address a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the Senate on Wednesday.

The TZ president was received at the JKIA by the Kenyan Foreign CS Raychelle Omamo and Sports CS Ambassador Amina Mohamed, among other leaders.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to receive her at the State House, Nairobi.

The government plans to give Tanzanian President Suluhu Hassan elaborate State honors, including an opportunity to address a joint sitting of Parliament and a 21-gun salute.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Suluhu would inspect a guard of honor and then receive a 21-gun salute upon arrival at State House.

She will, after that, proceed for bilateral meetings and consultations as she kicks off the two-day visit.