(PHOTOS) Estonian president’s 10km marathon at Karura forest

Kaljulaid arrived in Kenya on Thursday and held bilateral talks with Uhuru.

In Summary

•In the pictures shared by the foreign affairs ministry, the Estonian president was seen exercising after a run at the forest.

•She was also accompanied by CS Monica Juma and other government officials.

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid running in Karura.
President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid running in Karura.
Image: MFA

Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid on Saturday showed her prowess as she ran a distance of 10km at Karura Forest.

Kaljulaid was accompanied by Kenyan marathoners including Douglas Wakiihuri, Tegla Loroupe, and Catherine Ndereba.

In the pictures shared by the foreign affairs ministry, the Estonian president was seen exercising after a run at the forest.

She was also accompanied by CS Monica Juma and other government officials in a race flagged off by Sports CS Amb Amina Mohamed.

Sports CS Amina Mohammed flagging off the event.
Sports CS Amina Mohammed flagging off the event.
Image: MFA

Before the race, the president attended a cocktail party held on Thursday night in her honor.

The party was hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.

The event was attended by government officials including Chief Justice Martha Koome, Foreign affairs PS Macharia Kamau, ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Eliud Kipchoge among others.

On her arrival on Thursday, she held bilateral talks with Uhuru.

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participating during an exercise in Karura.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participating during an exercise in Karura.
Image: MFA

During the discussion, the two Heads of State witnessed the signing of bilateral framework of cooperation on Political Consultations, Health as well as a letter of intent in the area of environment.

"...several matters of mutual interest to Kenya and Estonia were also discussed," State House spokesperson Kanze Dena said.

The two Heads of States noted with satisfaction the existing bilateral cooperation in various sectors particularly ICT and innovation in which Estonia is widely acclaimed as a global pace setter. 

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participating during an exercise in Karura.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participating during an exercise in Karura.
Image: MFA

They reiterated their commitment to work closely as Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council.

"This is with a view to contribute to international peace and security, respect for democracy and human rights, gender equality and women empowerment," Kanze said.

The two Heads of State emphasized the urgent need to address climate change and its impacts on the environment and the need to increase global efforts in this regard.

Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid attending a cocktail party at State House, Nairobi on Thursday night.
Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid attending a cocktail party at State House, Nairobi on Thursday night.
Image: CJ

Kaljulaid, the first female President of Estonia, has made history by being the first Estonian Head of State to visit Kenya .

She praised Kenya's commitment to maintaining regional peace and stability and promoting the integration and economic development of the African continent.

Earlier on the presidents held private talks before leading their respective delegations in bilateral talks.