Kenyatta again implored on the warring factions to immediately end their hostilities and return to dialogue.
Pope will also meet victims of violence as well as members of the clergy and charities operating in DR Congo.
DR Congo, which is experiencing multiple crises especially in the east, hopes to find comfort in the arrival of Francis.
Geological conditions support the view that there are likely to be commercially viable deposits in the region.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says the forces only moved back to the border.