Kenya is set to host South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday.
The South African head of state will hold bilateral talks with President William Ruto where deportation of Kenyan illegal migrants is expected to dominate the talks.
Central in the talks will also be the relaxation of strict Visa requirements for Kenyans visiting SA.
His visit follows an invitation by President Ruto to discuss a range of issues including continental affairs.
Additionally, the visit will include a business forum focusing on trade and investment between Kenya and South Africa.
This was confirmed by South Africa’s presidential spokesperson Vincent magwenya.
“According to the World Bank, Kenya is east Africa’s largest economy and gateway to the region with a GDP that stands at over 110 billion US dollars as of 2021. Kenya is South Africa’s largest trading partner outside of the SADC region, making South Africa the biggest seller of goods to Kenya on the continent,” he said.
Last year, president Ramaphosa and Kenya’s then President Uhuru Kenyatta started talks to relax visa restrictions for Kenyans visiting South Africa.
However, this was on condition that Kenya takes back thousands of its citizens who accessed South Africa illegally.