The Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network arrived in Nairobi Friday, at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta, to participate in Saturday's Jamhuri Day celebrations.
The Aga Khan has had a long-standing cordial relationship with Kenya over the years.
He has made significant contributions to the social and economic development of the country, through the Aga Khan Development Network.
During his short visit — his third in five years — the Aga Khan is expected to hold private talks with President Kenyatta and other government officials at State House, Nairobi.
Jamhuri Day celebrations will take place at Nyayo National Stadium.
Later, he will travel to Uganda for the Land Grant and Initiation ceremony of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala.
Like the Aga Khan University Hospitals in Nairobi and in Karachi, both of which have earned accreditation from the US-based Joint Commission International, the Kampala hospital will seek to provide the best treatment in the world.
Early this year, the Aga Khan visited Nairobi and held a meeting with President Kenyatta at State House.