Uhuru announces three day Buhari visit to Kenya
13 January 2016, 13:41
Nairobi - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Kenya from 27 January, State House has announced.
State House said Wednesday that the recently elected Nigerian President will spend three days in the country where he will hold bilateral and trade talks with his counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The two countries have always had strong relations and the visit by Buhari will seek to build on them and enhance the two nations which are key partners in several sectors.
" Nigeria has always been a friend to Kenya and this visit will simply enhance the strong relations we share," State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said in a statement.
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Buhari's itinerary on the three day visit is yet to be known.
He is however expected to meet and greet the large Nigerian community in Kenya, which is estimated to be about 200,000 in total.
" We are happy that his excellency will be visiting Kenya and we will look to exchange ideas on how to move the country forward even here from the diaspora," Emenike Ojulu, a Nigerian businessman based in Nairobi told News24.
Buhari's visit will be the latest in a number of high profile visits to Kenya by world leaders, with Italian PM Matteo Renzi, US President Barrack Obama, Pope Francis and other leaders having already come.
In 2016, Kenya expects to host British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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