Magufuli & Kenyatta: A Pretty Strange Gift Between Presidents


President Uhuru Kenyatta recently received a special gift from Tanzania’s President Pombe Magufuli.

The head of state received four peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart which were delivered by Tanzanian High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana.

Symbolically, peacocks have different meanings in different cultures and religions. In India, the original home of peacocks, they symbolise royalty and power.

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In other cultures, the bird is representative of glory, immortality, royalty, and incorruptibility. Peacock possesses some of the most admired human characteristics, including beauty.

President Magufuli delivered the Peafowl saying it represents the deep respect and appreciation he has for President Kenyatta

President Kenyatta spoke while receiving the gifts and passed his gratitude to President Magufuli saying the birds signify the values of love, unity and brotherhood that exist between the people of the two countries.

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“On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kenya, I receive this special gift. This is in the spirit of brotherhood and friendship of the East African residents,” the President said.

“It’s a great honour not only between us as Presidents but as the people of East Africa. This deep relationship and brotherhood should continue so as to benefit our current and future generations,” he added.

He assured the Tanzania delegation that Kenya will take good care of the peacocks and further promised to take part in pushing for a united East African region.

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