Britain’s King Charles III has arrived in Kenya accompanied by Queen Camilla for a four-day official visit that promises to strengthen relations between the two countries.
Touching down late Monday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the British royal couple was welcomed by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Musalia Mudavadi, who is also the Prime Cabinet Secretary, alongside the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Neil Wigan.
The visit marks king Charles’ first official trip to a Commonwealth nation since his ascension to the throne.
The timing of the visit comes at a time when Kenya prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule in December. Despite the tumultuous history, the two nations have built a relationship grounded in mutual respect and cooperation.
According to the Kenyan government, King Charles III’s visit will offer an opportunity for both nations to reflect on their shared history and explore opportunities for collaboration in various sectors including trade, education and culture.
The British king is also expected to address the issue of past grievances related to Kenya’s colonial history under British rule.