The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has directed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to close Terminal 2 on Friday, February 24 and Sunday, February 26.
KCAA stated that the closure will aid security forces in facilitating the movement of US First Lady, Jill Biden.
Terminal 2 will be closed from 11 am to 5 pm on Friday, February 24, and from 6 am to 6 pm on Sunday, February 26.
Jill Biden is scheduled to meet with her Kenyan counterpart Rachel Ruto, as well as other senior government officials, while in the country.
This is Jill Biden's first visit to Kenya as the First Lady of the United States and her third visit to Kenya in general.
While announcing the visit of the US First Lady to Kenya, the US Embassy stated that Jill's visit was to reinforce the United States' partnerships on the African Continent and advance the shared priorities in the region.
Additionally, she will discuss youth empowerment matters and drought mitigation measures that should be implemented across the country.
"Dr. Biden's engagements will focus on empowering women and youth, addressing food insecurity, and promoting our shared democratic values," the statement read in part.
According to a report by CNN, the First Lady's visit comes ahead of expected visits by her husband President Joe Biden and other senior administration officials later this year.
Moreover, Biden will also visit Namibia during her trip to Africa where she is expected to focus her discussions on strengthening youth policies and entrepreneurial culture.
Other US dignitaries who recently visited the country include the US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen who toured the country in January 2023.
Aside from meeting Kenya-based entrepreneurs during his visit, Greenfield engaged with UN officials, international relations students, and alumni of US exchange programmes.
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