Uhuru and Zuma expected to sign deal on visa application and costs next week
Kenya will seek an agreement on visa application and costs during the state visit by South African President Jacob Zuma next week. Zuma will also meet South Africans in Kenya and hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta. They are expected to sign deals on visas and joint counter-terrorism strategies. Nairobi had in the past complained that South Africa imposed stringent rules for Kenyans. “We expect to strike an agreement on visas, which have sometimes posed a problem for Kenyans travelling to South Africa,” State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said on Sunday. “It is a fast-changing world and people no longer have the luxury of waiting for up to three weeks for visas to be processed.” In May, South Africa Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba said the two countries have proposed measures to address security and other concerns before visas are scrapped for Kenyans visiting the county.