OFFICIAL: UHURU KENYATTA to visit RUSSIA, CHINA and JAPAN as Obama tours TanzaniaNews 04:01
Monday June 24, 2013 - President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to start a 3 week official tour to Russia, China and Japan as US President Barrack Obama visits Tanzania.
The President’s trip that is slated to start later this week is seen by political pundits as a tough message to the US that he is facing East.
Uhuru is scheduled to leave Nairobi this week to Moscow, Russia before heading to Beijing, China and end his trip in Tokyo, Japan.
President Uhuru will be in China on the day that Obama will be in Tanzania.
Uhuru’s insiders said the Head of State wants to underscore the importance of Eastern Countries in his economic development agenda.
While in Russia, the President is expected to tour arms factories that manufacture sophisticated war planes and later meet Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
In Japan, Uhuru will meet Japan Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and in China, Uhuru will meet President Xi Jinping where he will sign contracts with a number of companies which have expressed interest in investing in Kenya.
The Kenyan DAILY POST