Pres­i­dent Uhuru to host Zuma, visit Turkana and Garissa

South African Pres­i­dent will re­ceive 21-gun salute and guard of hon­our mounted by the Kenya De­fence Forces

The Star (Kenya) - - Front Page - IMENDE BENJAMIN @Akhasakhulu

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta will visit Turkana and Garissa coun­ties af­ter South African Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma’s three-day state visit which starts to­day.

State House spokesman Manoah Esip­isu yes­ter­day said Zuma will re­ceive a 21-gun salute and a guard of hon­our mounted by the Kenya De­fence Forces to­mor­row morn­ing at State House.

Uhuru will then host Zuma for bi­lat­eral talks be­fore ad­dress­ing a joint press con­fer­ence.

“On Tues­day af­ter­noon, they will ad­dress a Kenya-South Africa busi­ness fo­rum, be­fore Zuma re­turns to State House for a ban­quet hosted in his hon­our,” Manoah said.

Uhuru and Zuma will sign agree­ments on trade, im­mi­gra­tion, and se­cu­rity.

The agree­ment will ad­dress non­tar­iff bar­ri­ers and dis­cuss ways to col­lab­o­rate in se­cu­rity.

“Im­mi­gra­tion is an im­por­tant agenda for Kenyans, es­pe­cially busi­ness­peo­ple. It is also a mat­ter of con­cern to Kenyans liv­ing in the South­ern African coun­tries of Le­sotho, Swazi­land, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zim­babwe and Zam­bia. Kenyans have raised the mat­ter di­rectly with the Pres­i­dent dur­ing his vis­its,” Esip­isu said.

He said Uhuru dis­cussed For­eign Af­fairs CS Amina Mo­hamed’s nom­i­na­tion for the AU chief post with Zuma on the phone.

Uhuru will visit Lo­kichar, Turkana county, to in­spect oil and road projects.

“The visit fol­lows dis­cus­sions by the Min­istry of En­ergy and the joint ven­ture part­ners in­clud­ing Tul­low and Africa oil firms,” Esip­isu said.

He said the talks will fo­cus on the progress of the Early Oil Pi­lot Scheme.

“The Pres­i­dent will also visit Garissa in the next month or so to per­son­ally hand over the char­ter to the Garissa Univer­sity Col­lege,” Esip­isu said. Uhuru awarded char­ters to eight uni­ver­si­ties last week.

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State House spokesman Manoah Esip­isu dur­ing a press brief­ing at State House, Nairobi, yes­ter­day

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