President Kenyatta Begins Three-Day Tour to South Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta's bodyguard let down his guard while on duty embarrassing the president during his reception in South Africa on Thursday.

Speaking during the dinner, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said President Kenyatta's visit to South Africa demonstrated the special relations between the two nations.

Ramaphosa's meeting with Kenyatta followed a bilateral meeting on Thursday with President Jacob Zuma in Durban at the presidential residence, Dr John Dube House.

"We also feel that while he is here, he will participate in the birthday celebrations of the ruling party", Zuma said.

Kenya and South Africa are key players in peace building on the African continent, and the leaders will review progress in countries such as Somalia and South Sudan.

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He said to President Kenyatta: "We also welcome members of Jubilee party that have travelled with you".

He said he also discussed bilateral issues which seek to foster greater partnership between the two countries with Ramaphosa, in his capacity as deputy president of the country.

"[Today's visit] has laid the groundwork for my state visit, which should be sometime in the first quarter of this year, where we hope to conclude some very strong agreements of mutual benefit", Kenyatta said.

Kenyatta congratulated Ramaphosa with his "victory" of being elected as ANC president in December.

Earlier in the day President Kenyatta met German carmaker Volkswagen South Africa head Thomas Schaefer who vowed to double production in Kenya and to introduce a new model at its plant in Thika, a huge boost for President Uhuru Kenyatta's big four action plan.

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