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Pope francis's visit to kenya

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Pope Francis visited Kenya from 25 to 27 November 2015.[1] It was his first state and pastoral visit to the country and the continent of Africa at large.[2] Francis is the second pontiff to visit Kenya after John Paul II who visited Kenya 3 times.[3] In his visit, he met the president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, held meetings with various members of the clergy, held an open mass at the University of Nairobi and visited a poor slum neighbourhood of Kangemi.[1] As a result of his visit, most of the roads in Nairobi were closed on Thursday and parts of Friday

The Pope's 3 day schedule as published on the Vatican website at w2.vatican.va

The Pope arrived at JKIA at 1335 GMT.[4]

Thursday was declared a public holiday by the President Uhuru Kenyatta[5]

A total of 10,000[6] police officers were deployed to secure the Pope's visit.

In a televised press release, Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet informed the public about road closures during the visit.[7]

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