Nairobi, Kenya, 13 April 2018 - His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan at the State House in Nairobi. The Aga Khan is in the country at the invitation of the Government of Kenya to commemorate his Diamond Jubilee – 60 years since he assumed the role as 49th hereditary Imam of the global Shia Ismaili Muslim community.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the long-standing partnership between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Kenya, and the roles of the Ismaili Community and the Aga Khan Development Network. It is a relationship spanning over 100 years that has contributed to improving the lives of all Kenyans.
His Excellency President Kenyatta commended the commitment of His Highness the Aga Khan 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.