President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday evening arrived in Arusha, Tanzania to attend the 11th Extra-Ordinary Summit of East African Community (EAC) Heads of State.
The plane carrying President Kenyatta and his entourage touched down at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha shortly after 6.00 pm. On arrival the President was received by the host President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Kenyan ambassador to Tanzania Mr Mutinda Mutiso, who led the mission staff among other senior Tanzania Government officials.
Thereafter President Kenyatta was entertained by groups of traditional dancers.
Accompanying the President is the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, the Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Mr Thuita Mwangi among other senior government officials.
The Summit to be held at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha brings together the EAC Heads of State and will be the first EAC meeting for President Kenyatta to attend since he was elected the fourth President of Kenya in March.
At the Summit, the Heads of State will consider the progress report of the Council of Ministers on negotiations for the establishment of the East African Monetary Union and the report on the proposal by the Bureau of Speakers to upgrade the bureau into an organ of the EAC.
They will also deliberate on the appointments of new EAC Deputy Secretary General from Kenya and the new judges of the East African Court of Justice from the Republic of Burundi and Rwanda.
Other leaders expected in the meeting on Monday are the current EAC Chairman President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda, President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda and President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi.