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Uhuru Kenyatta in South Africa for economic forum

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta are received by senior South African Government officials and the Acting High Commissioner Helen Gichuhi (left) on arrival at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa May 9, 2013. President Kenyatta is in Cape Town to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa. PPS
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta are received by senior South African Government officials and the Acting High Commissioner Helen Gichuhi (left) on arrival at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa May 9, 2013. President Kenyatta is in Cape Town to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa. PPS  

President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Cape Town, South Africa to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa.

He touched down at the Cape Town International Airport shortly before 11pm local time Thursday.

On arrival, the President was received by senior officials of the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Representatives of the World Economic Forum on Africa and staff of the Kenya High Commission to South Africa led by the acting High Commissioner Hellen Gichuhi.

The theme of this year’s World Economic Forum is ‘Delivering on Africa’s promise’ and aims to deepen the current integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development.

President Kenyatta will also take part in a session "Africa 2063: From fragility to stability". During the Forum, the President is also expected to host a conversation on the future of Kenya.

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete, Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, Benin's Thomas Yayi Boni, President James Alix Michel of Seychelles, and King Mswati III of Swaziland are expected to attended the forum at the Convention Centre of the Westin Grand Hotel.

The President is accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Attorney General Githu Muigai and Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi, among other senior government officials.

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