Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has canceled his trip to Kenya.
State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed confirmed that the planned visit would be rescheduled at a later date.
It’s not clear why the visit was scheduled at the last minute even as Nairobi had already prepared in anticipation of Raisi’s visit with the media already in place.
Raisi had announced last week that he would be visiting Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda in his three-day tour of Africa.
After receiving an official invitation from President William Ruto, the two heads of state were set to engage in discussions pertaining to key areas, including trade expansion, energy, agriculture, and technology.
It is however unclear why the Iranian head of state has canceled his visit after President William Ruto arrived in the country on Monday
Other reports indicate that the cancellation was due to the planned Wednesday protests.