Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will address the African National Congress’ (ANC) 106th anniversary meeting in East London during his visit to South Africa later this week.

Kenyatta, who was sworn in for his second and final term in November, arrives in South Africa on Thursday.

This is his first foreign visit since his inauguration.

President Kenyatta will be the chief guest during the ANC NEC meeting in East London. He is expected to give a keynote address touching on Pan Africanism and the role of political parties in promoting democracy in Africa.

The ANC cadre has in the past pointed to President Kenyatta’s father Jomo Kenyatta as some of the African freedom fighters who inspired the South African struggle for independence.

Ahead of the ANC celebrations, Kenyatta will meet President Jacob Zuma for bilateral talks, a follow up of President Zuma’s visit to Kenya in 2017.

Kenya and South Africa are economic giants in their respective economic blocs.