Uhuru Kenyatta to address Ugandan Parliament (Africa Review)


August 8, 2015

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Uganda for a three-day State visit where he will address the Ugandan Parliament on Monday.

During the visit, President Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni will also hold bilateral talks on trade and regional integration.

Uganda is Kenya’s leading trading partner in Africa.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss the latest developments in South Sudan and review the situation in Burundi where President Museveni acted as mediator on behalf of the East African Community (EAC).

President Kenyatta will also meet the Ugandan business community and the Kenyan diaspora in Uganda.

He arrived in Uganda on Saturday where he was accorded a ceremonial 21-gun salute as he began the three-day State visit.

President Kenyatta, who was formally received by his host President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe, inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Ugandan Defence Forces.

The plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at Entebbe International Airport shortly before 4:00 pm. He was met by senior Ugandan officials led Foreign Affairs Minister Henry Okello Oriem.

The President is accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. A powerful delegation of Kenyan ministers is also with him.