Video:21-gun salute for visiting Nigerian leader

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 5 – Kenya rolled out the red carpet replete with a 21 gun salute for visiting Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.


President Uhuru Kenyatta displayed his Armed Forces in a Guard of Honour specially put together for Jonathan in what is his second visit to the country since Kenyatta’s swearing-in.

It’s the first time President Kenyatta has laid out such finery for a visiting Head of State in what rarely if ever occurred during former President Mwai Kibaki’s two terms in office.

A statement from the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) said the two heads of state will engage in bilateral talks during Jonathan’s three-day visit.

“President Jonathan and President Kenyatta will on Friday hold bilateral talks focusing on the expansion of cooperation in areas of mutual interest between Kenya and Nigeria,” the PSCU statement

Goodluck is accompanied not only by his wife, the First Lady Patience Jonathan, but a contingent of Cabinet Ministers and other high ranking officials who are expected to engage their Kenyan counterparts.

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