Buhari to attend service for fallen KDF soldiers
26 January 2016, 18:45
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The 3 day State visit President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria begins Wednesday, where he will arrive at the Eldoret International Airport in the Rift Valley.
Buhari will be received by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Eldoret and will be honoured with a full State reception including a 21-gun salute.
The two, together with Somalia's President Sheikh Mohamoud will go to Moi Barracks in Eldoret for service to celebrate the lives of Kenya Defence Forces soldiers fallen in El Adde Somalia.
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" This will give Presidents Kenyatta, Buhari and Mohamoud a chance to pay tribute to the lives of the soldiers who died in Somalia," State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu told News24.
Close to 100 soldiers are suspected to have died in the attack which took place 11 days ago.
So far, the KDF is yet to disclose how many soldiers died in the attack.
Buhari will afterwards attend bilateral talks with the President on Thursday at State House Nairobi, attend a number of meetings with various stakeholders to discuss trade and economics.
Several bilateral agreements are expected to be signed by the two leaders.
He will also meet and greet the sizeable Nigerian population in Kenya during his visit.
On Friday, he and President Kenyatta will both leave for Addis Ababa for the African Union Heads of State and Government's Summit.
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