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President Kersti Kaljulaid leaves Kenya after 3-day official visit

Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid left Kenya on Saturday night after a three-day official visit.

Kaljulaid was seen off at Jomo Kenyatta International airport by Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo and Defense CS Monica Juma.

Before her departure, Kaljulaid visited the Elephant Sanctuary in Karen and the Kenya Red Cross offices as her official visit to Kenya came to an end.

She also visited the Michuki Park for a tree planting exercise.

Kaljulaid was received by Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko and Nairobi Acting Governor Ann Kananu.

On Saturday, Kaljulaid showed her prowess as she ran a distance of 10km at Karura Forest.

Kaljulaid was accompanied by Kenyan marathoners including Douglas Wakiihuri, Tegla Loroupe, and Catherine Ndereba.

In the pictures shared by the foreign affairs ministry, the Estonian president was seen exercising after a run at the forest.

She was also accompanied by CS Monica Juma and other government officials in a race flagged off by Sports CS Amb Amina Mohamed.

On her arrival on Thursday, she held bilateral talks with Uhuru.

During the discussion, the two Heads of State witnessed the signing of bilateral framework of cooperation on Political Consultations, Health as well as a letter of intent in the area of environment.

“…several matters of mutual interest to Kenya and Estonia were also discussed,” State House spokesperson Kanze Dena said.

The two Heads of States noted with satisfaction the existing bilateral cooperation in various sectors particularly ICT and innovation in which Estonia is widely acclaimed as a global pace setter.

-The Star

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