Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu in the country for two-day visit

Newly elected Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu is scheduled to start a two-day state visit to Kenya from today, 4th May. 

The visit comes after a similar visit to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni last month in what is seen as a move to consolidate unity within the three East African states.

The Tanzanian head of state is expected to engage in high-level meetings which will also be aimed at mending relations between the two countries that had deteriorated under previous governments.

Kenya is the biggest investor in Tanzania while Tanzanian exports to Kenya have been on an upward trajectory in the last 10 years.

President Suluhu’s first stop will be at State House where she will inspect a guard of honour and receive a 21-gun salute before proceeding for bilateral meetings and consultations. Later that evening, an official State dinner in her honour will take place at the same venue.