Africans arriving Kenya can now get visa, permanent residency by marriage… thanks to Kenyatta

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Newly elected President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has removed restrictions on some foreign nationals visiting the country, stating that any African can get a visa on arrival in Kenya, and will be free to settle in the country if they marry a Kenyan.

He stated this on Tuesday during his swearing-in ceremony at the 60,000-seat Kasarani stadium in Nairobi which ended with a 21-gun salute.

The President, who vowed to reunite the country, told people of other African countries that “If you wish and find a willing partner, you can marry and settle in Kenya”.

He stated this during his inauguration address, disclosing that the move was designed to cement African ties.

“This commitment we make again with no requirement for reciprocity.”

Kenyatta however promised to act as “the custodian of the dreams of all” Kenyans, adding that he “will devote my time and energy to build bridges, to unite and bring prosperity to all Kenyans”.

Kenyatta was officially re-elected with 98 per cent of the vote on October 26, 2017, but just under 39 per cent of voters turned out.

The original election on 8 August was held again after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.

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