President Uhuru Kenyatta back home after historic Trump meeting


President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the JKIA on Tuesday, ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at the JKIA on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Photo/PSCU

In Summary

  • DP William Ruto, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph were among those who received him at the airport.
  • The Kenya Airways plane landed shortly before 9pm.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta's meeting at the White House boosts Kenya’s image as a globally respected democracy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta returned home on Tuesday evening after a historic and successful meeting with US leader Donald Trump.

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The plane carrying the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly before 9pm.

Deputy President William Ruto, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph were among those who received them at the airport.

Trade, security and investments topped the agenda during the discussions between Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and his host at the White House in Washington DC.

The two leaders agreed to bolster the Kenya-US partnership in peace initiatives particularly in the Horn of Africa region

Besides the bilateral talks with Trump, President Kenyatta also met top US business executives during which he witnessed the signing of investment deals worth USD 238 million(Ksh.23.9billion).

President Kenyatta termed his meeting with Trump a big success, saying it cemented a relationship that was already strong between Kenya and the US.

President Kenyatta becomes the third African President to be invited for talks by President Trump, a development that underscores the importance of Kenya-US relations, which have been growing over the years.

The invitation also boosts Kenya’s image as a globally respected democracy and an epitome of progressive governance.

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