Uhuru accorded 21-gun salute in Uganda


President Kenyatta and President Museveni in Uganda
President Kenyatta and President Museveni in Uganda

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Uganda Saturday afternoon where he was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour and 21-gun salute as he began a 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 president was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Earlier, upon arrival at Entebbe Airport the President was received by senior Ugandan Government officials led by Foreign Affairs Minister Henry Okello Oriem, outgoing United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa and Kenyans residing in Uganda led by the Kenyan High Commissioner Major General (Rtd) Geoffrey Okanga.

The plane carrying the president and his entourage touched down at Entebbe International Airport shortly before 4pm.

After arrival, President Kenyatta and his host held bilateral talks focusing on, among others trade, integration and economic prosperity.

President Kenyatta is expected to address the Ugandan Parliament on Monday.

President Kenyatta was also accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Henry Rotich, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and James Macharia among other senior government officials.

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