President Kenyatta Jets Back From London
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back into the country Thursday morning from a three-day official visit to London, United Kingdom
During the visit, President Kenyatta attended the London Conference on Somalia and also met and held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron among other official engagements.
At the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Cameron and President Kenyatta, the British Prime Minister hailed the strong historical ties that Kenya and the United Kingdom have continued to enjoy.
The Prime Minister added that the relations between the two countries have been mutually beneficial and underlined the commitment of the British Government to strengthen the relations further.
On his part, President Kenyatta applauded the fraternal relations between the two countries saying his Government appreciates the assistance that the United Kingdom has continued to extend to Kenya.
During the Conference on Somalia, President Kenyatta voiced Kenya’s support for the timely return and resettlement of Somali refugees in their motherland.
While in London, the Head of State also met and addressed Kenyans living and working in Britain where he disclosed that his Government is in the process of formulating a Diaspora policy that will guide its engagement with all Kenyans living abroad.
President Kenyatta noted that the policy is aimed at forging effective synergies for involving citizens abroad in national development agenda and at the same time meeting their needs and expectations.
The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his entourage touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 6.00 a.m.
On arrival, the President who was accompanied by First Lady Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta, was warmly received by Deputy President William Ruto, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Public Service Mr. Francis Kimemia and Internal Security Permanent Secretary Mutea Iringo among other senior Government officials.
At the airport, the President inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Army before he was entertained by choirs and groups of cultural dancers.