President Uhuru Kenyatta separately held telephone conversations with Prime Ministers Fumio Kishida of Japan and Justin Trudeau of Canada on Thursday afternoon.

While speaking with Uhuru, PM Kishida updated the president on the situation following Thursday’s devastating earthquake in the East Asian country. 

At least 4 people lost their lives and over 100 were injured following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the coast of eastern Japan on Thursday.

The earthquake destroyed buildings and power lines that supply millions of homes.

Uhuru expressed Kenya’s solidarity with the Japanese Government and the people of Japan as the relevant authorities continue to monitor the development.

The two leaders also discussed other issues of mutual interest to Kenya and Japan, including the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) that will be hosted by Tunisia in August this year.

While conversing with PM Trudeau, Uhuru Lauded the enhanced bilateral ties between Kenya and Canada

Uhuru and PM Trudeau also discussed trade between the two countries as well as peace and security in the Horn of Africa among other matters of importance to Kenya and Canada.