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Theresa May Kenya visit in pictures

By Hillary Orinde | Published Thu, August 30th 2018 at 15:05, Updated August 30th 2018 at 17:22 GMT +3

Thirty years after her predecessor Margaret Thatcher toured Kenya, British Prime Minister Theresa May has visited the country for a day-long visit.

May, who is on a charm offensive targeting the Sub-Saharan region, for renewed partnerships in the post-Brexit period, landed in Kenya from Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday 6:30am.

She was received by top Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials including Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Her delegation then proceeded to State House for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta where she was welcomed with a 19-gun salute, two shy from the 21-gun salute accorded to presidents.

Here are some of the pictures of meeting at State House, Nairobi, and  the eventual joint press briefing between the two nations.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, laugh as she arrives to meet at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. [AP]
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) stands with President Uhuru Kenyatta (2nd L) before reviewing the guard of honour. [AFP]

May then proceeded to inspect a military guard of honour (Pictures by Reuters and AFP)

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Joint Press Briefing

Theresa May and President Uhuru Kenyatta before addressing a joint news conference at the State House in Nairobi. [Reuters]

Theresa May arrives at the Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum near the Parliament Buildings in Nairobi. [Reuters]

Theresa May is escorted by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya Justin Muturi (L) as she leaves Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum. [Reuters]

She is expected at Embakasi where she will open a new cybercrime security wing.

Later, together with President Uhuru Kenyatta they will address a business forum at the Strathmore University and later proceed to the United Nations offices at Gigiri.


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