President Kenyatta Arrives For Three-Day State Visit

President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, arrived in the island at approximately 1:25 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 5) for a three-day State visit.

The landing of the private aircraft at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was greeted with the symbolic 21-round gun salute from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

President Kenyatta was met at the steps of the aircraft by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, and Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, before being led to the dais for the Royal Salute and inspection of the Guard of Honour formed by the JDF and the playing of the Jamaican and Kenyan national anthems.

The Prime Minister then introduced President Kenyatta to members of the Cabinet.

The welcome party also included other officials from the opposition, the government and the judiciary.

The official party then departed for the Office of the Prime Minister for exchange of official gifts, bilateral meeting, and a joint press conference.

Later in the evening, President Kenyatta was hosted at King’s House for a State Dinner by the Governor-General.

On Tuesday (Aug. 6), President Kenyatta will pay a floral tribute at the National Heroes Park at 9:00 a.m.

Following that, he will attended the 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, at 10:15 a.m., and the Grand Gala at the National Stadium at 6:00 p.m.

President Kenyatta departs the island on Wednesday, August 7.