First For Ruto As South Africa Ends VISA Rule For Kenyans

President William Ruto and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa have waived visa requirements for citizens of the two countries.

Speaking to the press at State House on Wednesday, November 9, President Ruto noted that the deal had been finalised and that Kenyan citizens would have visa-free access for 90 days per year.

“From January 1, 2023, we will have a different regime thanks to your personal intervention in this matter and the wealth of experience that has been brought on board by your officials”Kenyans holding ordinary passports will be allowed to enter  SA on a visa-free regime of up to 90 days per calendar year,” stated the Head of State.

Ruto also revealed that he and Ramaphosa had reached an agreement on how to deal with citizens from their respective countries who are caught breaking laws in the host countries.

“The two countries have also agreed on a return policy when immigration laws are breached to make sure that bad elements that try to infiltrate our borders are dealt with firmly and decisively,” he remarked.