Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Kenya on Tuesday to spearhead Germany’s political and economic interests in the country and the region.
German ambassador to Kenya Margit Hellwig-Boette said Mrs Merkel would hold talks with the two principals and Speaker Kenneth Marende.
She will also hold a joint press conference with Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
She is to attend a State luncheon hosted by President Kibaki at State House, give a speech at University of Nairobi, visit International Livestock Research Institute and the United Nations Environmental Programme offices where she will have a roundtable discussion with experts.
A German firm is involved in construction of an energy efficient building at UNEP while some of its scientists are at ILRI which is described as a model of a state of the art research institution in Africa.
German universities also enjoy an exchange programme with UoN. Seventy-five Kenyan post-graduate students benefit from scholarships in Germany annually.
After the one-day visit, Mrs Merkel will depart for Luanda, Angola before proceeding to Nigeria.