Pope Francis landed in Nairobi on Wednesday afternoon and was given a red-carpet welcome by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, along with traditional dancers and singers. His arrival marks the start of a six-day tour of Africa that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic.
Kenyans began congregating near the highway Pope Francis would travel down a few hours before his arrival.
The mood was one of jubilation, as evidenced by Purity Ndemo, a self-described “staunch Catholic.”
"I'm very excited,” she said. “I've never seen him. I've been seeing him on TV, so I can't wait to see him live."