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President Kenyatta sees deeper Burundi ties

Tuesday July 2 2013

President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta are received by senior government officials on arrival from Burundi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi July 1, 2013. PPS

President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta are received by senior government officials on arrival from Burundi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi July 1, 2013. PPS  

By PPS

President Kenyatta has said his government will strengthen relations will Burundi to enhance development.

The President said he will work with Burundi and other countries to promote peace and security in the region and especially in Somalia.

He was speaking during Burundi's 51st independence celebrations at Boulevard de’ Independence grounds in Bujumbura Monday.

President Kenyatta praised Burundi's contribution to regional peace noting that the country's troops were part of the Amisom force in Somalia.

He was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed among other senior government officials.

The President later travelled back home and was received by Deputy President William Ruto, Chief of Defence Forces General Julius Karangi and the Cabinet Secretary, Interior and National Coordination Joseph ole Lenku.