Uhuru, Raila at State House banquet for Theresa May


President Uhuru Kenyatta, Opposition leader Raila Odinga and British PM Theresa May during the State ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta, Opposition leader Raila Odinga and British PM Theresa May during the State House banquet on Thursday evening. Photo/PSCU

In Summary

  • On Thursday evening, Raila Odinga joined the President, his Deputy William Ruto and CJ David Maraga for the State House banquet in honour of the British leader.
  • Earlier, PM Theresa May and President Kenyatta were at Strathmore University for a networking forum of business delegates from both countries.
  • It is at this meeting that she announced the entry of 20 new British businesses in Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted a banquet in honour of Prime Minister Theresa May with Opposition leader Raila Odinga at State House as part of the guests who were invited.

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Raila Odinga had travelled to Germany one week ago, his sixth trip outside the country since his famous handshake with President Kenyatta.

He has also been to Britain where he held talks with Harriet Baldwin, the Minister of State for Africa.

Baldwin was part of the U.K. delegation that accompanied Theresa May during her Kenya visit. She signed the Security Compact and Framework for the Return of Assets from Corruption and Crime in Kenya at State House.

On Thursday evening, Raila Odinga joined the President, his Deputy William Ruto and Chief Justice David Maraga for the State House banquet in honour of the British leader.

Earlier, PM Theresa May and President Kenyatta were at Strathmore University, Nairobi for a networking forum of business delegates from both countries.

It is at this meeting that she announced the entry of 20 new British businesses in Kenya.

According to her, this feat is a clear demonstration of the confidence the British business community has in Kenya’s investment environment.

“British companies are known for their high quality standards and strict adherence to labour laws which are hallmarks of fair trade,” May said.

They are among the largest investors in country with companies employing over 250,000 people.

The Prime Minister said Africa needs to take advantage of its youthful population through the creation of job opportunities by empowering the private sector.

“Here in Kenya you have some of Africa’s vibrant and creative young people. To harness their potential, the young people need access to food and well paying jobs which can only be achieved through private sector involvement.” May added.

She noted that economic prosperity in Africa is possible through partnerships between the business community and political leadership.

On his part, President Kenyatta assured the private sector of his commitment and support in creating a conducive business environment.

“With the Big 4 agenda in place, my Government is ready to offer any support to any investor willing to venture into any of the sectors involved including manufacturing so as to move this country’s exports up the value chain and supplement our existing export offerings,” he said.

Additional report from PSCU

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