Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is in Kenya for a two-day official tour, marking his first visit to the northern neighbor.

According to sources, Magufuli, who touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at exactly 12.00pm, will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta. The talks will, among others, focus on trade and work permits fees for Kenyans working in Tanzania; the ‘high’ university fees charged on Kenyan nationals, operation of tour vans across the common border and the non-tariff barriers (NTBs) between both countries. President Magufuli will also open the Southern Bypass in Nairobi.

For sometime now Kenya and Tanzania have had cold relations mostly arising out of competing interests of the citizens of the two countries.

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Not so keen on foreign travel, Magufuli has since his election in October last year, made few trips abroad, with the most recent being to Rwanda, where he went by road via the Rusumo border post.


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