The plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at the Cape Town International Airport shortly before 11pm local time.
On arrival, the president was received by senior officials of the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Representatives of the World Economic Forum on Africa and staff of the Kenya High Commission to South Africa led by the Ag. High Commissioner, Hellen Gichuhi.
The theme of this year’s World Economic Forum is ‘Delivering on Africa’s promise’ and aims to deepen the current integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development.
President Kenyatta has been invited to take part in a session entitled ‘Africa 2063: From fragility to stability’. During the Forum, the President is also expected to host a conversation on the future of Kenya.
Among other leaders who will be attending the meeting taking place at the Convention Centre of the Westin Grand Hotel are President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin, President James Alix Michel of Seychelles, and King Mswati III of Swaziland, among others.
The President is accompanied by the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta, Attorney General Githu Muigai and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi, among other senior Government officials.