President Kenyatta arrives in Kigali for President Kagame’s inauguration

KIGALI, RWANDA, 18 August 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Kigali to attend the inauguration of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame following his re-election in the August 4 polls.

President Kenyatta – who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta – joins 20 Heads of State and Government from Africa and beyond as well as other dignitaries who are attending the inauguration ceremony at the Amahoro National Stadium in the capital city, Kigali.

The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his delegation touched down at Kigali International Airport shortly after 10.00 a.m. Kenyan time.

State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says the President is attending the inauguration to show Kenya’s solidarity with the people of Rwanda and their Government.

“Kenya and Rwanda have long been allies and friends. President Kagame’s re-election renews that friendship and alliance, and we look forward to working together on matters of regional security, regional integration, and infrastructure,” Mr Esipisu adds.