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President Uhuru Kenyatta travels to Ethiopia for African Union summit

By By PPS | Published Thu, May 23rd 2013 at 00:00, Updated May 23rd 2013 at 08:35 GMT +3


Nairobi, Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta travels to Addis Ababa Ethiopia today to attend the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government.

President Uhuru will be one of the speakers and is expected to reflect on Kenya’s achievements and national programmes in his inaugural speech.

On his way to Addis Ababa, the Head of State will have a brief stop-over in Juba for a meeting with the Southern Sudan counterpart President Salva Kiir.

The AU summit coincides with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the OAU-AU.

During the AU Jubilee celebrations, member states will take stock of the past fifty years, acknowledge the contribution of the founding fathers of OAU towards pan-Africanism and reflect on the Africa of today and the future.

The President is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and other senior government officials in the five day visit.