President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Pretoria, South Africa for a three-day state visit.


Uhuru’s visit came at the invitation of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The visit is meant to deepen the diplomatic ties between Kenya and South Africa.

South African Minister for Agriculture, Land and Rural Development Angela Thoko Dzidza received the President at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on the outskirts of Pretoria.


Uhuru is will be hosted to a formal welcome ceremony by Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official seat of the South African Government, on Tuesday.

The highlight of the visit will be a bilateral meeting at the Union Buildings where some memoranda of understanding (MoUs) will be signed to anchor the engagement of the two countries in several areas.

The MoUs will form the framework within which the two countries will work together in some areas.


On matters of migration, the MoU will also be a precursor to establishing a visa-free environment for Kenyans wishing to travel to South Africa as South African citizens do not need visas to travel to Kenya.

During Uhuru’s visit to South Africa, resident Kenyatta and his host will also preside over a joint Kenya-South Africa Business Forum to further explore new areas of economic, trade and investment cooperation.


About one hundred business leaders from Kenyans are expected to attend the business forum.

Uhuru will also visit Aspen Pharmacare during his three-day visit to South Africa. 

Aspen Pharmacare is an African-based subsidiary of Aspen, a global multinational pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines