President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday afternoon arrived in Kingston, Jamaica for a three-day state visit.
The only 3 CSs Uhuru has taken to Jamaica
President Kenyatta landed in Kingston on Monday afternoon
The President has been accompanied by three members of his cabinet, Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma, Tourism CS Najib Balala and Sports CS Amina Mohamed.
He was also accompanied by members of his State House staff including his PA Jomo Gecaga and State House spokesperson Kanze Dena-Mararo.
According to a brief from State House, the President witnessed the signing four memoranda of understanding which included one on political consultations.
"...MoUs on technical cooperation in tourism and in the fields of sports, culture and heritage as well as a framework of cooperation between the two governments and an MoU on political consultations," the statement read in part.
Uhuru's activities during State visit to Jamaica
President Kenyatta will be gracing Jamaica's 57th Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday as an invited guest.
"Before the independence anniversary festival, the President will be the chief guest at the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon.
"President Kenyatta’s visit comes at a time when the Caribbean is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of African slaves in the Americas," a brief from State House outlined.
The President also held talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness where the PM noted that teachings by Marcus Gavey contributed to the freedom fighters push in Kenya that led to independence.
"Jamaica, Kenya relations are deeply rooted. It is well documented that our first national hero The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey had significant influence on Jomo Kenyatta, the first Prime Minister of Kenya and later its first President.
"In that context we also recall the late Dudley Thompson as a Jamaican lawyer and Pan Africanist in East Africa. He was resolute in his staunch defence of Jomo Kenyatta when he was charged with treason by the British colonialist government of the day," the PM stated.
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