Uhuru hosts visiting Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema at State House
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, June 15 received the visiting Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema at State House, Nairobi.
Hichilema, who is in the country for a two-day official visit, was accorded State reception complete with a 21-gun salute.
"The visiting Zambian Head of State was accorded an elaborate State Reception ceremony that included a Guard of Honour mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Defence Forces and a 21-Gun Salute.
"President Kenyatta and President Hakainde Hichilema thereafter held a one-on-one meeting before leading their respective delegations in bilateral talks," State House said in a statement.
Hichilema to visit a tea factory
During his visit, the Zambian Head of State will visit iHub and the Maramba tea factory in Limuru, Kiambu County.
On August 16, 2021, the then Zambian opposition leader Hakainde was declared the winner of the bitterly contested presidential election held on August 12.
He defeated the incumbent, President Edgar Lungu, by a landslide - more than a million votes.
It was his sixth attempt at winning the presidency.
Lungu has accepted defeat and congratulated Hichilema.