President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta departed the JKIA at about 9am on Wednesday to Kigali, Rwanda for the 26th World Economic Forum.
They are to attend the 26th World Economic Forum, which centres on bilateral issues including Africa’s digital transformation and agriculture. DP William Ruto and other senior government officials joined the duo to the terminal before they left for the 26th World Economic Forum.
The forum creates a platform for dialogue by Africa’s private, public, as well as civil society sectors. Participants including entrepreneurs, leaders of international organisations, policy makers and several heads of state, presumed to be in attendance as well.
The guests will hold talks on economic opportunities and challenges, and mobilisation of support for strategic interventions. President Kenyatta is expected to conclude the plenary session of the Grow Africa Investment Forum founded by the African Union, the WEF and NEPAD.
The forum basically emphasizes on expanding private investment to ensure economic growth through Agriculture. This conforms with the Malabo Declaration which Kenya had borrowed with the rest of the Africa’s countries in 2014. He is also expected to explore approaches for leveraging technology and innovation to upgrade the sector and safeguard small scale farmers.
President Kenyatta will lecture on the rate of Africa’s economic growth. He is to make reference to Kenya which has experienced mammoth increase relative to Sub-Saharan Africa and the wider international community.
On Thursday, the President who has bagged a brand name of “Tourist president” is expected in Uganda to witness the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni. Many have raised concerns over the president’s regular trips, saying he has to honour only the most important meetings and not every meeting.
They say the trips cost taxpayers millions of shillings that should be channeled on the country’s development – advising that ambassadors and CS of foreign affairs are appointed for such reasons.