Charles III, the King of the United Kingdom, has arrived in Kenya for a historic state visit.
The visit is the first time Charles has visited a Commonwealth country since his coronation last May.
King Charles’ arrival has raised high expectations as the UK is expected to take responsibility for its colonial past.
King Charles visit to Kenya
Accompanied by Queen Camilla, Charles, 74, has embarked on a four-day trip to explore the best that Kenya has to offer, from its booming technology sector to its beautiful forests and coastline.
President William Ruto will welcome Charles and Camilla to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, on Tuesday, October 31, for a series of meetings, state dinners, visits and tributes.
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The monarchs will then travel to Mombasa, a region in the south of the African country.
The visit will also be an opportunity to address some of the most painful aspects of Britain and Kenya’s shared history.
During the colonial era, between 1952 and 1960, more than 10,000 people lost their lives in Kenya as a result of the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonialism.
King Charles and Queen Camilla’s visit to Kenya is an important milestone in the relationship between the two countries and an opportunity to reflect on the past and build a more inclusive and respectful future.