Pope Francis Arrives In Kenya At Start Of First Ever African Tour

Pope Francis Arrives In Kenya At Start Of First Ever African Tour

Pope Francis has finally touched down in Kenya as he starts his first ever three-nation African tour since as pontiff as he was welcomed by the President Uhuru Kenyatta at the airport in the capital of Nairobi.

The Pope's five-day visit is expected to see him go to Uganda and Central African Republic, which has been hit by Christian-Muslim conflict as Kenya's government reveals that up to 10,000 police officers will be deployed during the visit.

At a state function to officially welcome the Pope, Pope Francis revealed the need for peace and harmony especially in the Central African republics.

Meanwhile, President Kenyatta has also called on the Pope to pray Kenya succeeds in its fight against corruption - a plea which follows his sacking of  six ministers over allegations of corruption in the government.

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