President Mugabe has arrived in Kenya after telling protesting Zimbabweans that an Arab Spring will never happen in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans in Kenya had planned to demonstrate against the ageing leader but were thwarted as they could not get a protest permit from the authorities.

President Mugabe will join more than 35 African Heads of State and Government attending the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit.

He was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Government MInisters and senior civil servants. VP Mphoko is acting President.