"Political parties are the key engine in ensuring people-to-people connection", said President Kenyatta.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma gestures during a media briefing with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not pictured) at the Union Building in Pretoria November 26, 2014.
He congratulated Ramaphosa on his election as president of the ANC, and commended him for his message of unity within the party and the country.
In a video that is slowly getting viral and one that was seen by Zipo.co.ke, Kenyatta is seen alighting from his limousine with one security officer opening the door but his counterpart delays to hold it making it swing back and hit the President as he adjusted his coat.
He said the message of unity that Ramaphosa has been delivering is one that resonates well, not only with South Africans but also with other parties on the African continent.
He said the two countries have a lot to share in exploitation and development of natural resources for the benefit of their citizens.
Zuma and Kenyatta then told journalists that they had discussed a number of issues, which included deepening and strengthening relationships between the countries.
Kenyatta said they seek to increase connectivity between South Africans and Kenyans, and that there was an understanding that the future of Africans are "tied at the hip".
"It will enable us to create the jobs that our young people require", Kenyatta said.
Later President Kenyatta met officials of the African National Congress (ANC) and Jubilee.
President Kenyatta also explained that he would "participate in the African National Congress (South Africa's ruling party) 106 birthday celebrations" on Saturday at East London's Buffalo City Stadium in the Eastern Cape.