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Uhuru arrives in Addis Ababa for AU 'crucial' meet, holds talks with leaders

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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday for the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly where the next AU Commission chairperson will be elected.


PSCU said the outcome of the Summit is crucial for Kenya since Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Amina Mohamed is a leading contender for the AUC chair's position.

Shortly after his arrival, the President held bilateral talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn before attending another meeting with the Ethiopian PM and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

"President Kenyatta will later in the afternoon chair the 26th Forum of the Heads of State and Government participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM Forum) where progress under the latest round of reviews will be discussed," they said in a statement.

"As the chair of the APRM, President Kenyatta will also oversee the extension of the mechanism to new members and share Kenya's experience with a continental audience," the communication team said.

PSCU further said that the President will attend many more meetings in the course of the next three days including the AU's Peace and Security Committee forum.