East African Standard
May 28, 2002
By Victor Bwire

Ismailia leader jets into Kenya

The spiritual leader of the Ismailia community His Holiness the Aga Khan jetted into the country yesterday night for a one-day private visit.

The Aga Khan was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Major (rtd) Marsden Madoka.

The spiritual leader, who has been in Uganda on state visit, was whisked away amid tight security after a rousing and emotional welcome from members of the Ismailia community who jammed JKIA to pay their respects.

He will meet members of the Ismailia community, senior government officials and managers of his several development projects spread across the country. During this visit, he is expected to review progress of activities under the Aga Khan Development Network.

The network in Kenya works through the Aga Khan Foundation, The Aga Khan Education Services and various industrial, insurance and banking concerns, all aimed at economic development in the private sector.