Kikwete receives 21 gun salute at State House
05 October 2015, 13:03
Nairobi - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete officially begun his three day state visit to the country with a 21 gun salute at State House Nairobi.
His host, President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday accorded Kikwete full honours when he received him.
Kikwete received a 21-gun salute with the Kenya Army band playing the national anthems of Tanzania and Kenya.
Thereafter, the Tanzanian President inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Army before joining his host President Kenyatta for bilateral talks.
Kikwete – who is in the country for a three-day state visit – kicked off his visit on Sunday with the launch of the Taveta-Mwatate road with Kenyatta.
The two East African leaders said construction of the 90km Taveta-Mwatate road is a crucial link in promoting the development objectives of Kenya and Tanzania.
Kikwete is also set to adress Kenya's National Assembly during his visit.
This is among his final engagements as President, as he will leave office following elections to be held later on this month back home.
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