aturday, April 10, 2021 -President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart Samia Suluhu have agreed to improve their(countries) strained relationship.
Uhuru yesterday dispatched Kenya’s Special team to Tanzania where they met with his counterpart Suluhu at Statehouse. With them was a special message about restoring eroded relationship between the two neighbouring nations.
Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed represented President Kenyatta. She requested Suluhu to make plans so that she can meet Kenya’s Kenyatta at Satehouse Nairobi for further joint talks.
Suluhu, according to reports, granted Kenya her prayers and promised to reciprocate positively with an aim of bringing back the lost working ties between the two.
Before she assumed power, Kenyan administration and the late President John Pombe Magufuli had a frosty relationship which sometime resulted in unwarranted destruction of property and goods at the border.
Notable case is August 2020 when Magufuli, through the Tanzanian Civil Aviation authority TCAA, banned Kenya Airways flights to his country amid Covid-19 pandemic crisis. The row started when Uhuru blocked Tanzanian truck drivers from accessing Kenya.
“Tanzania has noted… its exclusion in the list of countries whose people will be allowed to travel into Kenya. The Tanzanian government has decided to nullify its approval for Kenya Airways (KQ) flights between Nairobi and Dar/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar effective August 1, 2020 until further notice,” Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority director general Hamza Johari said in a letter sent to Kenya Airways on a Friday.
Earlier, there was an uproar when unapologetic Magufuli set on fire thousands of chicks on transit from Kenya to Tanzania.
He was also on record confiscating Kenyan herds at the border claiming Tanzania is not a free land for Kenyans animal to grace.