President Uhuru Kenyatta has left Windhoek, Namibia, for Nairobi after attending the inauguration of Dr Hage Geingob as the third President of Namibia.
President Kenyatta, accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and two Cabinet Secretaries, departed from Hosea Kutako International Airport and was seen off by a Namibian government delegation led by the Minister in the Presidency in charge of the National Planning Commission, Hon. Tom Alweendo.
The President was among heads of state who witnessed the inauguration of Dr Geingob as the third democratically-elected president of Namibia. He took over from Hifikepunye Pohamba, who has been praised for his management of the transition in the south-west African country, which has become a bastion of stability after emerging from more than a century of colonisation.
The inauguration coincided with Namibia’s 25th anniversary of its independence, and was also attended by delegations from the five permanent United Nations Security Council.
While in Windhoek, President Kenyatta opened “Kenya House”, which is fully owned by Kenya and houses the Kenya High Commission.
After opening “Kenya House”, President Kenyatta and the First Lady met Kenyans living in Namibia and others who had been invited for the celebrations.
The President also held a bilateral meeting with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete.
Cabinet Secretaries who accompanied the President were Amb. Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs) and Eng. Michael Kamau (Transport).