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Uhuru begins week-long state visit to the UK

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Monday fly out to the United Kingdom where he will stay for an entire week, State House said on Sunday.

During the week-long visit the president will deliver a public lecture at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, popularly referred to as Chatham House in London.

In his lecture, which will be delivered on Tuesday, President Kenyatta will outline, among other issues, his plans for the country in his second and final term in office.

State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu on Sunday said that during the visit, President Kenyatta will also hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and meet investors.


“On Monday the President will start the visit. The first and second days of this visit are devoted entirely to Kenyan and regional issues while the third and fourth will be devoted to the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting which bring together the 53 members of the Commonwealth,” Esipisu said.

The Head of State is also expected to highlight the measures his administration has put in place to achieve regional peace and stability, especially in the neighbouring countries of South Sudan and Somalia.

Commonwealth leaders will attend working sessions to discuss shared global challenges, attend a dinner hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace and gather at Windsor Castle for the Leaders’ Retreat.

Esipisu added that President Kenyatta will also promote his Big Four agenda in pursuit of partnerships.