President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday gifted Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye 50 cows in Kisumu, on the first day of his state visit ahead of the Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1. According to insiders, the Head of State had promised Ndayishiye the cows during his inauguration last year.
In a video clip doing rounds on social media, President Uhuru is heard saying, “you are most welcome, they say a promise is a debt,” as they inspected the cows.
The Burundian leader and first lady Angeline Ndayubaha Ndayishimiye were received by Hon Raila Odinga, together with Foreign Affairs CS Rachel Omamo at the Kisumu International Airport, before being officially received an welcomed in the country by President Uhuru and first lady Margaret Kenyatta at State Lodge, Kisumu.
President Ndayishimiye is in the country on a two-day state visit and is the chief guest at the Madaraka Day celebrations. Upon President Ndayishimiye’s arrival, the two heads of state-led their respective delegations in bilateral talks and had a joint press briefing.
“We appreciate so much the role of Kenya in the peacekeeping initiative in Burundi and facilitation of trade through the port of Mombasa,” president Ndayishimiye said during the joint press briefing.