A number of African heads of states have arrived Kenya for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s second inauguration.
Among them are Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who jetted into the country on Monday evening and was received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and Foreign Affairs C.S Amina Mohammed, among other dignitaries.
Other heads of states and top dignitaries already in the country include Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Zambia President Edgar Lungu, South Sudan President Salva Kiir, and former Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete are also present.
Heads of states still expected to arrive the country are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who according to an Isreali newspaper, is attending to deepen ties with Africa.
“The purpose of the trip to Kenya is to deepen ties with Africa, including by establishing connections with nations with which we do not have diplomatic relations,” reported The Times of Isreal.
Others are Tanzania’s John Pombe Magufuli, Paul Kagame from Rwanda, Hifikepunye Pohamba from Namibia, and Ali Bongo Ondimba from Gabon, among a host of other Vice Presidents and Ministers.
The government had on Monday said at least 43 countries had confirmed they will grace Uhuru Kenyatta’s Second Inauguration by either having their presidents, second-in-command, special envoys or ministers in attendance.
Security in Nairobi has, meanwhile, been beefed up as 60,000 people are expected to fill up the Kasarani Stadium. Other well-wishers unable to enter the stadium will camp outside and watch the event which will be displayed on large screens set up around the stadium.
People are expected to attend from all over the country. Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago hired 50 buses and matatus to ferry Jubilee supporters from Eldoret to Nairobi as other leaders from other counties have reportedly done so.