President Kenyatta arrives in Kigali for AU summit

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady in Rwanda for the 27th AU Summit 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady in Rwanda for the 27th AU Summit 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in the Rwandan capital Kigali where he joins other continental leaders for the 27th African Union Summit.

The summit’s theme is the “African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on Women Rights”.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, who is accompanying the President, is scheduled to attend the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA).

During the summit, the African Union Commission (AUC) elections will take place where a new chairperson and a deputy chairperson scheduled to be elected.

Eight other commissioner positions will also be voted upon.  During the summit, African leaders will officially launch AU passport.

The launch of the passport is seen as a critical development to ease free movement of Africans to spur economic growth and development and promote Intra-African trade.

 

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