President Uhuru’s visit to UK and China to boost trade,security,foreign investment and infrastructure

President Uhuru’s visit to UK and China to boost trade,security,foreign investment and infrastructure

President Uhuru Kenyatta has returned to the country after his official visit to the united kingdom and china. the visit saw Kenya receive a boost in trade,security, foreign investment and infrastructural support.

President, Kenyatta landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this morning from his one week trip that saw creation of a framework for bilateral and economic relations between Kenya and the United Kingdom.

In a meeting with UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May, they discussed Kenya’s counter terrorism program that aims at deepening  the security architecture in the country.

$250 million from Equinox Energy Capital  which will be injected  to the 35 megawatt Homa Bay hyacinth-to-energy plant, $25 million for Kericho Gold investment in Miritini, Mombasa County, which is likely to employ up to 10,000 youth.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will too invest about $10m in modern multimedia production studios in Kenya, which will lead to the creation of 250 new jobs.

President Kenyatta’s visit to China positioned Kenya as one of the prime beneficiaries to infrastructural development under the Silk Road Economic Belt.

The bilateral relationship between China and Kenya has seen  Chinese President Xi Jinping offer Kenya a grant of Sh19.2 billion.

Other pledges that Kenya brought home include:

  • Sh2.4 billion for drought mitigation measures
  • $5 million support for refugee affairs.
  • $161 million for the construction of the Nairobi Western bypass.
  • $3.59 billion for the construction of the third phase of the SGR from Naivasha to Malaba through Kisumu.
  • $3.59 billion for the construction of the third phase of the SGR from Naivasha to Malaba through Kisumu.