President Uhuru Kenyatta’s promised gift of cattle to his Burundian counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye has finally arrived in Bujumbura, settling a pledge made more than seven months ago.
The 50 heifers were delivered on Thursday alongside an assortment of livestock medication that President Kenyatta had promised President Ndayishimiye.
The two leaders had met in Kisumu on June 1 last year during Madaraka Day celebrations, which also marked the first ever state visit by Ndayishimiye to Kenya since taking power in 2020.
“Kenya continues to take a frontline role in extending assistance to members of the East African Community. In this regard Kenya has honoured its commitment to assisting Burundi to develop its agriculture, livestock and cooperative sectors,” said a statement from Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.