His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam at the State House in Nairobi on the second day of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the long-standing partnership between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Kenya, which has spanned over 100 years and has contributed to improving the lives of all Kenyans.

The AKDN is engaged in every sphere of development in the country: social, cultural, and economic. Through its several interventions in education, health, poverty alleviation, finance, insurance, tourism promotion, conservation, and civil society strengthening, the AKDN has been improving the quality of life of Kenyans, touching the lives of over 7.5 million Kenyans directly and 4 million indirectly every year.

His Excellency President Kenyatta commended the commitment of Mawlana Hazar Imam to strengthening Kenya’s higher education system through the Aga Khan University as well as in the areas of education, healthcare, tourism, media, and economic development.

The meeting confirmed a shared commitment to improving the quality of life for the people of Kenya through continued partnership.

Tomorrow, Mawlana Hazar Imam will meet with the jurisdiction Jamats of Kenya, Madagascar, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.