President Uhuru Kenyatta left for Addis Ababa on Saturday to attend the 32nd Heads of State and Governments Summit of the African Union.

Uhuru, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, was seen off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by senior Government officials led by Deputy President William Ruto.

The Summit kicked off on January 15 and will run till February 11 under the theme “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.

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IG Joseph Boineet sees off President Uhuru Kenyatta with DP William Ruto and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in the background. /PSCU

The session between January 15 – 16 was allocated to the 37th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC).

February 7 and 8 was reserved for the 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (Ministerial) while the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union will be held between February 10 and 11.

The African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government is one of several decision-making bodies within the African Union. The other bodies are the Pan-African Parliament; the Executive Council, consisting of foreign ministers of the AU members states; and the African Union Commission.

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Jubilee party secretary general Raphael Tuju,  DP William Ruto, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Governor Mike Sonko. /PSCU

The chairperson of the Assembly has few formal functions, the most important of which is to preside at the Pan-African Parliament during the election and swearing in of the President of the Pan-African Parliament.

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