President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited US President Donald Trump to visit Kenya hours after he  was sworn in.

I take this opportunity to invite you to visit Kenya at your earliest convenience,” Uhuru said via twitter on Friday night.

Uhuru congratulated Trump on his new responsibility and assured him of Kenya’s support.

“As you take office, I wish you success and assure you of my support. Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” Uhuru said.

He said Kenya and United States of America have enjoyed warm and cordial bilateral and diplomatic relations for more than half a century.

“These relations are anchored on common democratic values and a number of framework agreements that we have concluded over time,” he said

Uhuru said the two countries have worked on existing and creating new trade and investment opportunities in the region.

“In this regard, we look forward to the commencement of direct flights between Kenya and the United States of America,” Uhuru said.