Archbishop of Canterbury meets President Kenyatta during Kenya visit

Justin Welby and President Uhuru Kenyatta
The Archbishop of Canterbury meets President Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi. Photo: Twitter/PresidentKE

On Saturday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi.

Accompanied by Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Mr Welby congratulated the President on his election victory and prayed for Kenya to remain peaceful and united.

I encourage Kenyans to reconcile, maintain peace and remain united.

During his meeting with the President, Mr Welby, who is in Kenya for the centenary celebrations for All Saints Cathedral, recalled fondly his early days in Kenya when he taught in a Harambee school at Karatina.

Justin Welby in Kenya
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby meets President Kenyatta. Photo: Twitter/PresidentKE

President Kenyatta emphasised that his main vision is to see a united and prosperous Kenya, an all-inclusive nation where all Kenyans have equal opportunity to achieve their potential.

As well as welcoming Archbishop Welby back to the country, President Kenyatta applauded the Church’s role in improving the lives of Kenyans. Later in the day, the Archbishop was interviewed on KTN.

This is the second visit to Kenya this year for the Archbishop of Canterbury, having previously been in the country in February at the end of his African tour.