Tuesday August 6, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday arrived in Jamaica ahead of the country's 57th Independence Day celebrations in its Capital City, Kingston.
Uhuru, who is completing his second and final term in power, was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, CSs Monica Juma and Ambassador Amina Mohammed.
Upon arrival, Uhuru was welcomed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Governor-General Patrick Allen of Jamaica in a colorful event.
He was given a 21-gun salute when he landed at the Kingston Airport.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday received by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Governor-General Patrick Allen of Jamaica in a colourful state reception that included a Guard of Honour mounted by the Jamaica Defence Forces and a 21-gun salute upon his landing in Kingston,” State House revealed.
Uhuru is expected to grace the country’s Independence Day before getting back into the country.
The President departed from Nairobi shortly before midnight on Monday. He is expected to discuss a wide range of issues with his Jamaica counterpart.
The visit of the commander in chief of the armed forces to Jamaica has elicited mixed reactions.
It comes at a time when some members of parliament are rooting for the legalization of marijuana, which they claim can cure different forms of cancer.
The Kenyan DAILY POST