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Security detail lapse? President Uhuru hit by door, stumbles in South Arica

Security detail lapse? President Uhuru hit by door, stumbles in South Arica

The president held bilateral talks with his counterpart Jacob Zuma, in the Indian Ocean city of Durban centered on pan-African issues.

President Uhuru left Kenya for South Africa on Thursday morning. The meeting marks his first foreign trip since he was sworn in for his second and final term as Kenyan president in November previous year.

On Saturday, he will attend African National Congress's party 106th anniversary celebrations before jetting back to the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's handlers were left red-faced Thursday after the head of state was momentarily blocked by the door of his official vehicle.

"We want to strengthen our relations, by taking them to a higher level", Zuma said, adding that Thursday's tête-à-tête was "absolutely important" as it gave both African Union leaders time to come to conclusions on some issues before Kenyatta's state visit.

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Zuma said Kenyatta could participate in the birthday of the ruling party "because we have had very good discussions about how to make our parties work together".

"Industrialisation is key to creating job opportunities for the youth and wealth for our nations and peoples", President Kenyatta said.

Apart from the issues of trade and infrastructure, Presidents Kenyatta and Zuma also deliberated on regional peace and security, especially the South Sudan conflict and the "new slave trade in Libya".

The state leaders discussed different topics including the situation in South Sudan.

President Kenyatta will also meet Deputy President and President of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa who was picked to succeed President Zuma as leader of the ANC in a national congress last month.