General Idi Amin, President of Uganda, arrived in Kenya on Saturday (3rd November) for a visit of two days.
General Idi Amin, President of Uganda, arrived in Kenya on Saturday (3rd November) for a visit of two days. The Ugandan leader was expected to spend most of his time in Kenya in talks with President Jomo Kenyatta.
President Kenyatta, a guard of honour and a group of children, met General Amin when his "plane touched down in Mombasa, a Kenyan coastal town. After inspecting the guard of honour, the two leaders drove in a motorcade to the State House in Mombasa. The streets were lined with more than 200,000 people, who'd turned out to see the Ugandan President.
Several days before the visit, General Amin outlined the points he intended to bring up in the talks with President Kenyatta. He said he would discuss his recent trip to the Middle East. General Amin also said he would tell President Kenyatta about his talks with President Nyerere of Tanzania, regarding the East African Community.
Other topics expected to be covered by the two leaders were the strengthening of unity between Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Zaire and Zambia, and the modernisation of the East African Federation. General Amin said he'd already discussed this point with President Nyerere and was "confident that it would materialise."