Uhuru Meets Prince William

Uhuru Meets Prince William – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met with Prince William at Buckingham Palace to wrap up his three-day UK visit.

He was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to the Palace where they met with the Prince who is a supporter of Kenya’s conservation efforts.

“We discussed a wide range of issues, including wildlife conservation about which His Royal Highness is very keen,” President Kenyatta said after the meeting.

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The Kenyan leader had earlier on met with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street and attended a summit on Somalia and held interactive sessions with investors on trade, investment, and security.

At the meeting with the Prime Minister, the two leaders agreed on creating a working group to examine a new framework for bilateral and economic relations. This was geared towards ensuring predictability and continuation of the existing market conditions after Brexit.

The two leaders also discussed Kenya’s counter-terrorism program in the context of deepening and strengthening the security architecture for Kenya and the region. PM May was said to have made a huge commitment to supporting the program.

Uhuru also separately met the Chief Minister of Jersey Senator Ian Gorst. He thanked him for assisting in the returning of funds earned from proceeds of corruption to Kenya.

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In the other meeting with British investors under the umbrella East African Association, the head of state was informed of new investments worth several hundreds of millions of dollars.

“Ultimately, our goal is security for our country. It is about trade and investment. It is about jobs for our youth. We have made much progress on these fronts at our meetings here,” the President said.

The President left London for Beijing on Friday to participate in a summit on infrastructure. The round table conference will be attended by 28 Heads of State and Government.