President Uhuru Kenyatta has visited a number of companies and sites in his three days tour of South Africa.
The president visted Aspen Pharmacare, the South African-based subsidiary of Aspen, the multinational pharmaceutical company that manufactures and distributes the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.
The President’s visit to the pharmaceutical company comes in the wake of Kenya’s preparations to start local production of Covid-19 and other vaccines.
It also follows an offer by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to donate 100,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to Kenya boost the country’s vaccination campaign.
Uhuru on Wednesday also visited South Africa’s historic Hector Pieterson Museum that covers the events of the anti-apartheid Soweto uprising.
The museum located in Orlando West, Soweto is named after one of the more than 170 protesting school children that were killed during the uprising.
On Tuesday, Uhuru was officially received by his host President Cyril Ramaphosa at a colourful state reception that included a 21-gun salute and a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the South African military.
Kenya and South Africa on Tuesday signed eight key bilateral agreements, ushering in a new dawn of cooperation between the two African nations.