Lulu Hassan Shares Special Dinner With Suluhu at State House [PHOTOS]

  • Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu (left) and Citizen TV Anchor Lulu Hassan (right)
    Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu (left) and Citizen TV Anchor Lulu Hassan (right)
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  • Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan was among the Muslim women who joined Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu for Iftar at State House on Tuesday, May 4.

    Iftar, which is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset was held in an exquisite setting at Kenya President's residence in Nairobi.

    Sharing the experience, Lulu Hassan expressed her gratitude to the Tanzanian president as well as to her former colleague Kanze Dena for the special evening.

    Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan in black at State House on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
    Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan in black at State House on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
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    "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much," she observed.

    Other prominent Muslim women who attended the special dinner include - Sports CS Amina Mohamed, former PS Fatuma Hirsi, Kwale Woman Representative Zulekha Hassan, among others. 

    The meal was shared ahead of a State Banquet hosted in her honour by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

    Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu with a section Kenyan Muslim women for Iftar at State House, Nairobi on May 4, 2021.
    Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu with a section Kenyan Muslim women for Iftar at State House, Nairobi on May 4, 2021.
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    Speaking during a State banquet hosted in her honour by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday evening, the Tanzanian Head of State stressed that during her era of leadership, she will strive to strengthen historical ties that exist between the two countries especially in economic cooperation.

    “As you are aware in the current world, relations between nations are based on economics. All other issues will naturally fall in place because of our blood relations but economically we need to layout sound policies to build strong economies,” the Tanzanian leader stated.

    She added that during their private talks with President Kenyatta, they agreed on the need to create a conducive environment for the private sector to thrive and participate fully in economic development.

    “Investments from Kenya to Tanzania are largely good. We have about 513 Kenyan companies in Tanzania but from Tanzania to Kenya we have only 30 companies. Now when I go back I will urge more Tanzanian investors to come in and set shop in Kenya so that we can improve on our economies,” President Suluhu said.

    She expressed gratitude to the Government and the citizens of Kenya for standing with Tanzania when the country lost its fifth President the late John Pombe Magufuli.

    During an earlier address, Suluhu and Uhuru announced a Ksh100 billion deal which will see Tanzania construct a gas pipeline from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa. 

    Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan speaking at State House on May 5, 2021.
    Citizen TV anchor Lulu Hassan speaking at State House on May 5, 2021.
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    Suluhu is expected to address a joint sitting of the Kenyan Parliament - to be attended by both members of the Senate and the National Assembly. 

    Announcing plans for her address, speaker Justin Muturi stated that only 112 of the 416 MPs would be allowed to sit in the National Assembly chamber for the address by visiting the president.

    He revealed that the seats had been reserved for 24 senators and 88 members of the National Assembly on a first-come-first-served basis.

    MPs were further directed to remove their vehicles from the parking yard near the Senate entrance to pave way for Suluhu’s reception.

    A section of Kenyan Muslim women at State House, Nairobi on May 4, 2021.
    A section of Kenyan Muslim women at State House, Nairobi on May 4, 2021.
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    “You shall be informed of the seating arrangements. Since Wednesday is not a scheduled day for a sitting, the House will adjourn as soon as the visiting president finishes her speech,” Muturi added.

    Muslim Women during Iftar at State House on May 4, 2021.
    Muslim Women during Iftar at State House on May 4, 2021.
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