A section of Kenyans living in Nairobi was caught in a heavy traffic snarl-up in Mombasa road on Tuesday morning ahead of Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu’s arrival in the country.
Commuters spent more than one hour in the traffic, and those who intended to use the road were advised to use alternative routes.
“If you live along Mombasa road, don’t leave home until President Samia Suluhu gets to State House. This kind of inconvenience is unnecessary to working citizens,” KTN news anchor Ken Mijungu said.
President Suluhu arrived in the East African nation at around 10 am (local time). She was received by Kenyan Foreign Ministry Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo, among other delegates.
Her next stop will be the State House, where she will inspect a guard of honour and receive a 21-gun salute before proceeding to bilateral meetings and consultations. In the evening, she will have an official state dinner with her Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, among other leaders.
On Wednesday, she will address a joint sitting of Parliament. President Suluhu has also been scheduled to hold consultations at a business forum for the Tanzanian and Kenyan business community and address a gathering of executive women in business.
The Head of State of Tanzanian visit to Kenya comes barely a month after meeting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala. She signed a Ksh400 billion ($3.7 billion) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline deal.