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Uhuru receives 21-gun salute on first state visit to Uganda

August 8th, 2015 1 min read

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Uganda on Saturday afternoon where he was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour and 21 gun salute as he began a three-day State Visit.

President Kenyatta, who was formally received by his host President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe, inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Ugandan Defence Forces.

The President is accompanied by the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.


Earlier upon arrival at Entebbe Airport the President was received by senior Ugandan Government officials led by Foreign Affairs Minister Henry Okello Oriem, outgoing United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa and Kenyans residing in Uganda led by the Kenyan High Commissioner Major General (Rtd) Geoffrey Okanga.

The plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at Entebbe International Airport shortly before 4pm.

While in Uganda President Kenyatta and his host will hold bilateral talks focusing on among others trade, integration and economic prosperity. President Kenyatta is expected to address the Ugandan Parliament on Monday.

President Kenyatta is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Amb. Amina Mohamed, Henry Rotich, Amb. Raychelle Omamo and James Macharia among other senior Government officials.