By Enyichukwu Enemanna
UK’s King, Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla will embark on a four-day state visit to Kenya this month, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.
The royal couple will visit the East African country on the invitation of Kenyan President, William Ruto, a visit that comes as the country prepares to celebrate 60 years of independence from Britain.
“The King and Queen will undertake a State Visit to Kenya, from Tuesday 31st October to Friday 3rd November 2023, to celebrate the warm relationship between the two countries and the strong and dynamic partnership they continue to forge,” the palace said.
“The King and Queen will visit Nairobi City County, Mombasa County and surrounding areas,” said the palace.
Their programme would reflect how the two countries were working together on a range of issues, the statement from the palace added.
They were working “to boost prosperity, tackle climate change, promote youth opportunity and employment, advance sustainable development and create a more stable and secure region”, said the statement.
Since he became British monarch last September, this is the first time King Charles will embark on a visit to a Commonwealth country.