South Sudan’s President State Visit to Kenya

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H.E the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes South Sudan’s President H. E. Salva Kiir to State House, Nairobi.

The President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E Salva Kiir paid a State Visit to Kenya on Monday, 1 July 2019.

President Kiir was welcomed at State House Nairobi by his Kenyan counterpart, HE President Uhuru Kenyatta.

During the visit, the visiting president was accorded full military honours consisting of a Guard of Honour and 21-Gun Salute.

The Guard of Honour was mounted by a company of the 17 Kenya Rifles Battalion and the gun salute by a detachment of the Kenya Navy.   The Kenya Army Brass Band was at hand in leading the soldiers perform their ceremonial duties.

After the State House visit, President Kiir visited the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum where he laid a wreath escorted by the Deputy Kenya Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto.

The State Visit was witnessed by the Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Service Commanders, Senior Military Officers, South Sudanese senior military and civilian officials, among other invited guests.

H.E President Salva Kiir inspects A Guard of Honour mounted by a company of the 17 Kenya Rifles Battalion. H.E President Salva Kiir inspects A Guard of Honour mounted by a company of the 17 Kenya Rifles Battalion.
H.E. President Salva Kiir is honoured with a 21-Gun Salute upon arrival at State House, Nairobi.H.E. President Salva Kiir is honoured with a 21-Gun Salute upon arrival at State House, Nairobi.
Guard of Honour mounted by the 17 Kenya Rifles Battalion salutes President Salva Kiir during a march past.Guard of Honour mounted by the 17 Kenya Rifles Battalion salutes President Salva Kiir during  march past.
H.E President Salva Kiir meets the Kenya Defence Forces Chaplains at the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum.H.E President Salva Kiir meets the Kenya Defence Forces Chaplains at the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum.
H.E President Salva Kiir, Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto and the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon Justin Muturi observe a moment of silent at the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum.H.E President Salva Kiir, Deputy Army Commander Major General Thomas Chepkuto and the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon Justin Muturi observe a moment of silence at the Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum.