DR Congo President Tshisekedi arrives in Kenya, set to sign EAC treaty

Friday April 08 2022
DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi.

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi signs a visitor's book when he arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 8, 2022. With him are Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (left) and DRC First Lady Denise Tshisekedi (right). PHOTO | COURTESY | KENYA'S MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

By The EastAfrican

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi and First Lady Denise Tshisekedi arrived in Kenya early Friday for a two-day visit, where the Head of State is expected to sign the East African Community (EAC) treaty.

He was received by Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru.

Kenya is the current chair of the EAC and Tshisekedi is expected to sign the treaty before President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi.

DR Congo became the seventh member of the Community on March 29 when the EAC Heads of State, during their 19th Ordinary Summit, admitted Kinshasa following recommendation by the Council of Ministers.

Kenyatta, the Summit chairperson, informed the meeting that the DR Congo met all the criteria for admission as provided for in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC.

President Kenyatta said then that he was looking forward to the DRC signing the Treaty of Accession before April 14, 2022.


This is Tshisekedi’s third official trip to Kenya as head of state.