Eritrean President Attending Kenya’s Golden Jubilee

From left, Former Kenyan Vice President Kilonzo Musyoka, Eritrean President, Isaias Afewerki, and former Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki attend the marking half a century of independence from Britain
(From left) Former Kenyan Vice President Kilonzo Musyoka, Eritrean President, Isaias Afewerki, and former Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki attending the celebration marking Kenya’s half a century of independence from Britain (Photo by AFP)

By TesfaNews,

President Isaias Afwerki arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi yesterday evening beginning a three-day state visit to Kenya which includes his participation in Kenya’s 50th Independence Day celebration that took place at the Kasarani Stadium on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Up on arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyata International Airport, he was accorded warm welcome accompanied by traditional cultural performances, according to reports.

More than 20 heads of states and governments are due to take part in the celebration.

During his 3 day official visit to Kenya, the President is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart at the State House.

President Afwerki will also hold talks with President Salva Kiir of South Sudan who is also attending the Golden Jubilee celebration.

Kenyans marked 50 years of independence, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

Leaders from across the political divide in the country also came together, as a sign of unity, to reflect on the successes and challenges of the last 50 years as Kenyans.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed crowds, as his father Jomo Kenyatta did in 1963 when he became the first Kenyan to lead the east African nation.

Kenya achieved independence from Britain on 12 December 1963.

President Isaias among invited dignitaries participating on the celebration
President Isaias among leaders and dignitaries at Kenya’s 50th Independence Anniversary
President Kenyatta standing while President Afwerki writing on a book
President Kenyatta standing while President Afwerki writing on a book
Presidents holding hand-in-hand congratulating one another
President Uhuru and Afwerki holding hand-in-hand congratulating one another
President Afwerki with President Salva kiir of South Sudan
President Afwerki with President Salva kiir of South Sudan
President Afwerki with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania
President Afwerki with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania
President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Protocol escorting President Afwerki
President signing on guest book
President signing on guest book
President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
President at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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48 thoughts on “Eritrean President Attending Kenya’s Golden Jubilee

  1. Eritrea on a new Diplomatic offensive demonstrating its willingness to always engage in positive and good faith especially with its neighbors.

  2. I think by now the African leaders must understand and respond for the rule and divide policy of the west.
    For how long are the traits of Africa will serve for those selfish and greedy handful leaders of the west, which they don't want to see peace and prosperity in Africa.

    Although Nelson Mandela passed away, he left a message saying that it remains a lot to be done in Africa, until the oppressed get freedom and equally treated as other citizens "The whites" .

    Therefore, it is time for all African leaders to march together and make a difference in Africa.

    God Bless Africa!

  3. Kenya’s former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Farah Maalim once said Kenya’s foreign policy has always been hijacked by the powerful or some neighbors (like Ethiopia??)

    I don’t bet much on Kenya when it comes to Eritrea but there is only one positive outcome that I am expecting out of our President’s visit: <i?To secure Kenya's support for our come back to IGAD.

    As our outstanding relation with Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan will help us to secure their vote of confidence, Kenya’s support will balance the equally divided regional grouping to our favor.

    With Kenyan support, Eritrea will sway more votes against Ethiopia that will left with votes from Djibouti and Somalia.

    Eritrea, Uganda, Sudan,Kenya and South Sudan Vs. Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.

    Kenyan support is crucial!

    [youtube _IVOdYdWSKg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVOdYdWSKg youtube]

  4. @TesfaNews : Right brother !! Realistically , Even the UNSC / SEMG should directly consult Kenya and weight in their opinion regarding the Sanctions as they are also on the ground in Somalia and are directly involved.

  5. Once again the british system of devide and rule is still running the show. Africans we are physically and psychologically still under the West system. Nowadays it's about economical freedom. Africans are trying their best to get away from that control by switching sides with China, that is exactly what Kenya is doing and you know what E.U are doing coming up with the so called Rome invented I.C.C. court or what not. China is not going to save and solve our problems, Only we Africans can solve our own problems. China has some money but it has billions of internal and external problems. Look also what the West are doing to any African or Latin or Middle Eastern country that is dealing with China, they literally tearing that country apart. The only solution for Africans is Economical freedom, And solving our internal problems on our own. And last but not least to dismantle the already dead African Union. Thanks tesfanews

  6. The President looks good dressed up like in this occasion and I would advise him throw away all the other outdated uniforms he wears. I like to see my president in style.
    The second point I would like to make is, I hope and pray the president continue the forgiveness spirit that he went to the country Kenya that accused us for so many lies and I hope he find strength to forgive the woyanes and moves on as well. It is hard, but forgiveness brings healing among these two brotherly people and more importantly it brings prosperity to the Eritrean economy and jobs to the youth. Just imagine the border with Ethiopia demarcated, then opened for free flow of goods and trade happening…Eritrea can make upto a billion dollars a year from port servises and taxes of goods that can potentially flow across from our ports to Ethiopia even southern Sudan. we can export our fish and salt, plus our manufacturing would find a market. just imagine selling shida to Ethiopian bare foots, that is huge population and huge market that should be exploited.

    1. Dave, I agree with U except the forgiveness part. This has to do with Eritrea as a nation and not PIA as an individual. Ethiopia MUST evacuate our occpied territories, then we can talk.

      1. John
        What you have said might be good for your side but it might not be good for the other side and it will not solve our problem but back to square one which is no peace no war situation.

    2. Dave
      I like your comment, but I don't thing that will happen very soon unless we forget for now the border problem we have and open the border to brotherly and sisterly people,then we go from there and see the difference.

    3. Food for thoughts:
      one shida per bare foot Ethiopians, I kilo or pound of iodized salt for goiter suffering Ethiopians, I pound of discounted price fish to millions of Ethiopians….just imagine we would prosper so fast beyond imagination… if only there was peace.

      1. TesfaNews thanks for the more pictures. these are a treat, and boy the President looks good dressed up like this, and for Gods sake he is almost 70 yrs old and worked for life working for his beloved country. No one deserve more than him to look good and enjoy life.
        Mr. President with all due respect please never go back to the uniforms that look like made for poor nurses from the 1960's. Dressed up like in the above pictures, you look like the CEO or the man in charge like the lion of Nacfa roaring and reclaiming I am here to stay, not going anywhere soon….lol

        1. I SAY WE SHOULD GET RID OF THE ENEMIES CLOTHES, THAT IS "THE SUIT AND NOOSE AROUND OUR NECK". IT IS VERY SAD, INSTEAD OF IMPROVING OUR TRADITIONAL ATTIRES OR CREATING ONE THAT REPRESENT ALL OF THE CULTURES IN ERITREA WE HAVE DECIDED TO PLACE OUR ATTIRES IN THE MUSEUM/FESTIVALS. WE DON'T EVEN WEAR THEM DURING SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS WEDDING CEREMONY. IN WEDDING CEREMONIES WE WOULD WEAR OUR ENEMIES CLOTHING ON THE OFFICAL DAY(SATURDAY) AND IF WE CHOOSE TO WEAR OURS, WE DO SO ON THE FOLLOWING DAY. IT IS DISTURBING THAT WE ARE MENTALLY COLONIZED TO THIS DEGREE. Anyways we look regardless what we wear.

          1. why u werry, about attires & cultural dress , eritrea have nine ethnic group , each of them they have thier own ways of cultural dress . in 1991 may 24 eplf freed the land , the people , the red sea the culture & both religions the languages too . as an eritreans lets biuld & protect the country from the foe . 10 cents ayfallun 10 words .

          2. I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR POINT IS, BUT I WAS JUST RESPONDING TO DAVE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN DO NOT WORRY ABOUT CULTURAL CLOTHING. WE SHOULD ALL WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE CULTURAL CLOTHING IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE CULTURE. WHY THE HELL SHOULD WE BE WEARING THE ENEMIES CLOTHS. ASK THE ENEMIES TO WEAR ONE OF THE ERITREANS ( OR ANY OTHER CULTURE BUT THEIRS) CULTURAL CLOTHING, THEY WOULD LAUGH AT YOU BEFORE THEY SAY "NIGGA PLEASE" OR SHOULD I SAY "NIGGER PLEASE".

      2. What about if we send those items to our refugees in the seven camps in Ethiopia as gesture of goodwill.So far we have over 100 k refugees,every day 4000 more.You are right we would have prospered very fast,if we get rid off the Tigraian leaders at the helm,including our presidente for life and replace the with the highly educated of our own.

        1. @Daniel . Why do you want to parade your ignorance ? If you r Eritrean …zeyteseter ? 4000 a month ketebel aytehaferen ? Kab behaliu degamiu …Why do u have to act likea parrot and repeat what u have been told ? and if you knew what the refugees u r refereing too look and wear you would not say that . They have single hadedly brought Jeda Canada to the area they live in , they have literarly turned the baren land into a thriving city .
          If you r what I think u r …then Brother i am sure the Sheda + Salt is needed more in your area dont you think ?

  7. I would add to that I hope the president finds time to chat with the excecutives of the wildcat oil and gas explorers stationed in Nairobi, and invite them to visit Eritrea.

    1. Companies exploring and finding oil and gas in the east african region: Eni, Anadarko, Tullow, African oil, Oyster, Total plus chinese national companies…
      Drill offshore around Asseb first that is where the oil/gas is and north of Dahlak island (1969 mobile co. found gas there)
      Onshore north of Massawa all the way to sudanese border….

      1. @Dave ;

        Everything you have said is true and makes sense. From The respect you have shown for H.E. PIA to your simple but very true Economical doable facts which also don't even require a lot of Capital to begin with .

        Thanks for your observance , Impressive Brother.

  8. I hope this is the beginning of a fruitful relationship between Kenya and Eritrea. On the light note, on one of the images above (far left), doesn't it look like that one of the Kenyan borthers is dancing "Tewedeb!" as if to say : "Enquae Dehan Metsakha president Isayas". Just curios.

  9. Omg, where has he been hiding all this elegance And swagger?
    He needs get used to this new apparance and hopefully keeps it.
    It really DOES look good on him. If any body deserves it, it's him( selfless leader endeed) !!!
    Thx tesfanews… nay bahaki tesfa ekhum! !!

    1. YES YOU ARE RIGHT MY BROTHER, HE DOES LOOK SHARP AND ALWAYS HAS IN HIS HUMBLE WAY. HE SURE IS A SELFLESS LEADER, AS ERITREANS, WE SHOULD BE VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE HIM AS OUR LEADER.

      ONE THING I WANT TO SAY WITH RESPECT TO THE WORD "SWAG", IT IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS. THAT WORLD "SWAG" WAS COINED BY THE "GAY" COMMUNTY IN THE 60'S TO MEAN "Secretly We Are Gay". WE ARE LIVING IN THE DAY'S IN WHICH HOMOSEXUALITY HAS BECOME THE NORM. MANY OF THE MAIN STREAM RAPPERS ARE FAGGET OR CONDONE HOMOSEXUALITY. WHY DO YOU THINK SUDDENLY MAN ARE WEARING TIGHTS, DOING THEIR EYE BROWS, ETC.

      check out the works of DR. UMAR JOHNSON

  10. @michael, @Beruh Tesfa @ Samuel : The Swagg is impressive…. and the other interesting thing I see is the sitting arrangement in the First Group pic of all the Presidents. PIA is sitting at the Guest of Honor Seat !!

    This confirms again and again , although other African leaders are shackled by the West and have no voice of their own , Deep down inside they have utmost respect for the Lion of Nakfa.

    1. Loll ,First off thank u . We Eritreans got what we deserved . A True Leader. One of a kind , whom will go into the Real History books as one of the worlds greatest.
      #2 I think what u r trying say is " A Wolf in a sheep's cloth " . See you didn't pay attention when you were at Deddebit Cadre School. Nest time use it properly.

      It is said that when a persons ability to understand and comprehend another's greatness he /she resorts to insults and Moronic remarks . Which while have no impact on actual issues it goes to show the level of mentality of the person.

  11. A sheep in wolf’s clothing.No body trusts him,there will be no change in policy as long as he is in charge.Kebessa Eritreans you deserve what you got.

  12. guest!

    You are insulting yourself.

    The wolf's cloth might be your cloth or your landlords. You can wear it, and it will fit you well when you are begging and kneeling down for your lords, because you are born for that.

    We are Eritreans Who are not Willing to Kneel Down for ever!

  13. HAmimu,abiru,moytu,tekhebiru entebelnas,
    kab BISHA tefahre werki mesilu DEBEKH?
    antum sebat, amkakh do yelen eyu? Awariduna embey 🙂
    Ayee gado EEHH!

    1. be quate " ASSUB' , president Issayas & his comereds are heros , and they will serve eritrea better than others . at the same time eritrea is lucky of his great government . long live for Eritrea .

  14. For your information,during the king oil exploration has been started in the dahlak area,Massawa residents have seen one of the oil field burnning 48 hrs including myself.The rumor we heard was,the company was bribed to ceal the oil fields and go home by the Suadis.We have to find another co.to explore it.

  15. HAPPENING NOW: President Isaias Afwerki gathered Eritreans living in #Kenya & discussing on "issues of their country." #Ethiopia #Eritrea

  16. do same thing than he said she said to help your people and the country if you realy have love and respect your people and leaders.

  17. ..
    President back home concluding visit to Kenya

    Asmara, 14 December 2013 – President Isaias Afwerki returned home today concluding visit to Kenya for participating in the Golden Jubilee of the country’s Independence Day anniversary at the invitation of the country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    It is to be recalled that a number of Heads of State took part in the country’s 50th Independence Day anniversary celebrations at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi which witnessed student displays and cultural performances.

    President Isaias also held talks with a number of State leaders on strengthening bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest, according to reports from the Kenyan capital. Moreover, he held a meeting yesterday with members of the Eritrean community residing in Kenya.

    In the course of the meeting that witnessed the participation of many Eritrean youths, the President gave briefings regarding the objective situation in the Homeland and gave explanation on questions raised by the participants.

    Members of the community presented souvenir to the President.

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