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Security heightened in Nairobi ahead of Kerry’s arrival

Kerry's jet is expected to touch down at the JKIA anytime from 1.30 pm, according to airport officials. Photo/AFP.

Kerry’s jet is expected to touch down at the JKIA anytime from 1.30 pm, according to airport officials. Photo/AFP.

NAIROBI, Kenya May 3 – Security has been heightened at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ahead of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s arrival.

Security checks were intensified at all airport entries and exits since yesterday, with more GSU officers deployed there.

Kerry’s jet is expected to touch down at the JKIA anytime from 1.30 pm, according to airport officials.

Kerry is visiting the country ahead of US President Barack Obama’s July tour, the first in the country since he became president.

His visit in the country is seen as a “reset” of US-Kenya relations which were previously strained.

Obama has lately reaffirmed his commitment to help Kenya fight terrorism among other key initiatives aimed at repositioning the country as the region’s economic power house.

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