Great optimism as Kenya prepares to receive Tanzanian President Samia on her maiden state visit

Samia Suluhu Hassan, the President Tanzania is set to arrive in Kenya on Tuesday, May 4th for a 2 day State Visit.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive her at State House, Nairobi on the same day.

The Tanzanian government spokesperson Gerson Msigwa has confirmed that President Samia will address the combined houses of Kenyan Parliament during her visit.

Kanze Dena, State House Spokesperson stated that other particulars of Samia’s visit will be shared in due course.

The Tanzanian leader, who took over from John Pombe Magufuli following his death in March this year, will come to Nairobi nearly 5 years since her predecessor made a similar visit.

This is also said to be President Samia’s second state visit after her one day state visit in Uganda on 11 April.

The two heads of state are also likely to speak on tariff wars between the two countries that have over the years resulted in decrease in trade.