Kenya and South Africa have agreed on a visa-free regime to promote trade and investment.
Kenya ordinary passport holders will be allowed to enter South Africa Visa-free for up to 90 Days per calendar year beginning January 1, 2023.
President William Ruto explained that a return policy has also been agreed when immigration laws and regulations are breached.
“Kenya considers South Africa a strategic ally and we are committed to building stronger economic ties between our nations,” he said.
The Head of State was speaking at State House, Nairobi, after holding bilateral talks with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who is in the country for a two-day State Visit.
The two countries signed cooperation agreements in the field of Correctional Services; Housing and Human Settlement; Kenya School of Government and the National School of Government; and an agreement on Audio Visual Co-Production.
The housing partnership deal will boost the government’s affordable housing plan that seeks to make Kenyans homeowners.