Security was heightened this afternoon at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi as US Secretary of State John Kerryâ€™s jetted into the country Sunday.
Security checks were intensified at all airport entries and exits since Saturday, with more GSU personnel deployed.
More checks were mounted across the Nairobi City County.
Kerryâ€™s jet touched down at the JKIA shortly after 3pm, and he is expected to hold talks with Government, opposition leaders and the civil society until Tuesday.
Kerry is visiting the country ahead of US President Barack Obamaâ€™s July tour, the first in the country since he (Obama) became president.
Kerry will focus on trade and US investment as well as regional security and the threat from Somaliaâ€™s Al Shaabab militants.
His meetings will focus mainly on how to deal with the funding of Al Shabaab and how to deal with those providing other resources to the terror group.
Emphasis will be on the radicalisation of Kenyan youth into joining the terror organisation. See also: â€˜Just learn to live with us peacefullyâ€™ Afterwards, on May 5, he will travel to Djibouti where he will meet the countryâ€™s leaders and discuss their support for evacuation efforts from conflict-hit Yemen.
Kerry, who is on a tour of Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti, left Colombo for Nairobi early Sunday after holding a series of talks in the Island country in South Asia. Kerry arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday to offer support for newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena after years of tensions with the former government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa over human rights.
The diplomat pledged support to ensure “true reconciliation” in Sri Lanka six years after the end of its 37-year Tamil separatist war which claimed at least 100,000 lives.