In pictures, King of Jordan Abdullah II visits Nairobi

Kenya will be hosting  King Abdullah II of Jordan today, Monday, September 26, according to State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu.

Jordan and Kenya are partners of long standing, and during his time, President Kenyatta and His Majesty will focus their attention on discussions regarding security and counter-terrorism.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received  King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Kingdom of Jordan at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) shakes hands with King Abdullah II of Jordan (left). Photo PSCU

King Abdullah II of Jordan is taken through an introduction.


King Abdullah II of Jordan signs the visitors book.

Later, the two witnessed a joint military training exercise between KDF & Royal Jordanian Armed Forces.

The bilateral military drill was launched by Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Embakasi.

Abdullah arrived earlier today for a state visit focusing on security issues, following a phone invitation by President Uhuru in January.

After the arrival ceremony, he and Uhuru witnessed joint military exercises by their countries’ armies at the Embakasi Garrison.

The two will later hold security talks at State House in Nairobi.

The Jordanian special forces, considered one of the best in the world, has been sharing intelligence and skills for fighting terrorism.

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