Joe Biden departs Kenya for SA

June 10, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 10 – United States Vice President Joe Biden left Kenya on Thursday afternoon for South Africa after completing a three-day official visit.

Mr Biden arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11.30am and held lengthy discussions with Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Foreign Affairs Minister, Moses Wetangula and the US Embassy officials led by Ambassador Michael Ranneberger before boarding Air force Two at noon.

The plane carrying the Vice President lifted off at JKIA at exactly 12.35pm.

While in the country, Mr Biden held fruitful bilateral talks with President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Speaker of the National Assembly Kenneth Marende and made an interactive public speech at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.

The US Vice President also visited the August 7 Memorial Park, where he laid a wreath in memory of those who perished in the 1998 American Embassy bomb blast.

Mr Biden’s visit to Kenya is historical as he is currently the highest ranking US State official to tour the country.


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