Iftar, which is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset was held in an exquisite setting at Kenya President’s residence in Nairobi.
Sharing the experience, Lulu Hassan expressed her gratitude to the Tanzanian president as well as to her former colleague Kanze Dena for the special evening.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,” she observed.
Other prominent Muslim women who attended the special dinner include – Sports CS Amina Mohamed, former PS Fatuma Hirsi, Kwale Woman Representative Zulekha Hassan, among others.
The meal was shared ahead of a State Banquet hosted in her honour by President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
During an earlier address, Suluhu and Uhuru announced a Ksh100 billion deal which will see Tanzania construct a gas pipeline from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa.
The 600-kilometre pipeline will pass through the port city of Tanga to Mombasa and will carry natural gas from the Songo Songo Island and from the Mnazi Bay gas fields in southern Tanzania near the border with Mozambique.
When completed, the project is expected to significantly reduce the cost of energy, and hence the cost of doing business in Kenya.
Suluhu is expected to address a joint sitting of the Kenyan Parliament – to be attended by both members of the Senate and the National Assembly.
Announcing plans for her address, speaker Justin Muturi stated that only 112 of the 416 MPs would be allowed to sit in the National Assembly chamber for the address by visiting the president.
He revealed that the seats had been reserved for 24 senators and 88 members of the National Assembly on a first-come-first-served basis.
MPs were further directed to remove their vehicles from the parking yard near the Senate entrance to pave way for Suluhuâ€™s reception.
â€œYou shall be informed of the seating arrangements. Since Wednesday is not a scheduled day for a sitting, the House will adjourn as soon as the visiting president finishes her speech,â€ Muturi added.