Burundi president to visit Kenya next week

Burundi's president Evariste Ndayishimiye during the 21st ordinary EAC Heads of State Summit. PHOTO| Burundi Presidency.

Burundi’s president Evariste Ndayishimiye is expected to make a state visit to Kenya according to a statement released by Kenya’s state house this Saturday 29th May, 2020.

“His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi will arrive in Kisumu City on Monday, 31st May 2021 at the start of his two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya,” a statement reads from Kenya’s state house.

According to the Kenya’s government President Ndayishimiye will be accompanied by the First Lady Angeline Ndayubaha who will join President Kenyatta during his tour of the various National Government Projects in Kisumu County and the Nyanza Region

This comes as Kenya will on 1st June mark the 58th Madaraka Day Celebrations where president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to be in Kisumu County.

“His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi will be the Guest of Honour during the Celebrations that will be held in strict compliance with the National Covid-19 Containment Protocols,” part of the statement reads from the Kenyan government.

According to sources Gitega had provided Kenya free trade zone at the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the free trade zone that will be located near the border with DRC comes as a result that Burundi is increasingly becoming the gateway towards the DRC.

The free trade zone near DRC is said that it will be offered to Kenya’s private sector business men including the chambers of commerce and Kenya manufactures association to showcase Kenyan products mainly consumer and industrial products.

The government of Burundi has already given Kenyan government a land for the construction of an embassy and it is in this land where Nairobi intends to use part of it to construct the trade center which will be offering services to both Burundian and Kenyan traders.


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