Pope Francis arrived in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya at 4.30pm on Wednesday evening to a jubilant crowd led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Surprising, the Vatican leader and the head of the Catholic Church spent a fair time at the airport mingling with people before boarding a Honda car model to the State House.
Pope Francis touched down from his Jet being welcomed by The President, his Deputy and other Guests.
At State House, the Pontiff and President Kenyatta addressed about 3000 guests, with Kenyatta pleading for prayers from the Pope as he led the fight against corruption. Pope Francis who had earlier on received a 21 gun salute from the Military, took some time after his address to take photo with some of the invited dignitaries including former Presidents, Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki. Here are some of the photos courtesy of PSCU.
Pope Francis, Former Presidents Daniel Moi(Left) and Mwai Kibaki(Next to Pope) with President Uhuru (Rifht) Kenya at State House
Pope and Deputy President Ruto’s family
On his last day in the Kenya, Pope Francis sent out a strong message condemning land grabbers in the Country whom he termed as “Faceless Private Developers.”
Speaking during Mass at St John the Worker Catholic Church in Kangemi, the Holy Father noted that the greed by the selfish minorities had occasioned suffering among the poor.
“The minorities selfishly squander while a growing majority is forced to flee to abandoned, filthy and run-down peripheries,” said Pope Francis. The Holy Father will be in Kenya until Friday November 27, afterwhich he will depart to Uganda before proceeding to the Central African Republic.