French president Macron has pledged closer French economic ties to Kenya

 

Macron’s visit to Kenya, East Africa makes him the first French president to visit Kenya after Kenya attained independence on 12th December 1964.

Since Macron’s visit, they have announced  series of public and private infrastructure deals to the tune of 3 billion euros.

Some of the infastructure will included construction of a railway line from the capital Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The will see reduce the traffic-congestion enroute to the airport.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday unveiled the first everPeugeot 3008, one of the models locally assembled in Kenya by French vehicle manufacturer, PSA Groupe (The second largest car manufacturer in Europe)

President Uhuru Kenyatta took to social media to post the photos and messages below to express his happiness:

https://twitter.com/UKenyatta/status/1105872683240169478

 

Source/ Photo Credit: President Uhuru Kenyatta/ Kenya CitizenTV

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya turns a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing the 4th President of Kenya star  an amazing birthday!

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Happy Birthday Mr President

Politician who assumed office as in 2013. He notably once asked his Twitter followers for input regarding budget issues and he was previously the Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2012.

Did you know that President Uhuru Kenyatta was voted East Africa’s President of the Year 2015/2016 by the prestigious Africa Education and Leadership?

Did you know that President Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president?

Photo credit: Uhuru Kenyatta

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@POTUS  President Obama has arrived in Kenya.. He’s the first sitting US president to visit the Kenya…. From his father’s homeland Kenya, President Obama he will be going to Ethiopia…

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US President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American President to visit Kenya, come July. He will attend the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in sub-Saharan Africa between July 24 and 26 in Nairobi and will, according to the US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, also hold bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“His visit will build on the success of the August 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit and will continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions and improve security,” Godec explained.

The announcement of President Obama’s visit to Kenya, the home country of his father Barack Obama Snr, has elicited mixed reactions with some holding the opinion that it’s long overdue while others see it as testament to Kenya’s strategic importance.

“His visit is welcome because it will show the world that Kenya is safe,” Edwin Ndwiga told Capital FM News.

It is yet unclear how long Obama will be in the country and whether he will visit with his grandmother Sarah Obama.

It will not be Obama’s first visit to Kenya as he first came to Kenya before joining Harvard to study law; a visit on which his first best-selling book ‘Dreams From My Father’ is based.

He returned as the Illinois Senator in 2006 together with his family and again visited his father’s home town and mother in Siaya.

A visit by President Obama also comes at a time when President Kenyatta’s government has called on the US and European nations to withdraw travel advisories against Kenya given the improved security situation.

The US has been supporting Kenya’s military interventions against Somali’s Al Shabaab and has executed drone attacks which have taken out members of its leadership….

Credit:  Olive Burrows Nairobi

 

Chinese‬ foreign minister Wang Yi forcefully refuted critics who accuse Beijing‬ of becoming Africa’s new colonialists. “We absolutely will not take the old path of Western colonists, and we absolutely will not sacrifice Africa‬’s ecological environment and long-term interests,” he said in Nairobi‬.

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may have come to town with an additional promise to boost Kenya’s infrastructure.

But he was also here to argue for the repatriation of the more than 70 Chinese nationals now remanded in Kenya for being in possession of illegal communication systems.

On Saturday, Mr Wang met with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi where he promised “a new focus on industrial development and technology transfer.”

But the subject changed when the Chinese diplomat met with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed.

“What we want is to repatriate these citizens so that they will undergo fair trial inside China instead of getting released here in Kenya,” he told reporters during a joint press conference.

“Available evidence shows that this is a case of fraud launched from outside China against Chinese citizens inside China and the suspects used very simple measures. But this is by no means a cyber-attack as some media have speculated.”

The 76 Chinese and one Thai were arrested in a house in Runda estate with multiple communication gadgets.

Security agents claimed the hi-tech equipment that was found on the premises was capable of disrupting the country’s communications system, infiltrate bank accounts, the M-Pesa network and ATMs.

They have since denied the charge of running a telecommunication system without a licence as well as conspiracy to commit felony.

China argues the Kenyan incident was not isolated as there have been various groups arrested recently in Egypt, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore with similar equipment.

“Such telecommunication fraud cases have not only happened in Kenya but also in other countries in the region against Chinese citizens inside our country.

“We believe that our law enforcement departments have held close communication and judicial cooperation with each other.”

There was no clarity on what Mr Wang meant by “fair trial inside china.” It could mean Kenya is unable to try them or it could mean Kenya could unfairly convict them. However, lawyers do not agree…. continue here

Source: AGGREY MUTAMBO

 

President Mahama in Kenya for three day state visit President Mahama in Kenya for three day state visit.President  John Mahama has arrived in Nairobi for a t3-day State Visit.  John Mahama will be a Special Guest at the 51st Independence anniversary celebrations of Kenya and meet with the Ghanaian community in the East African country on On Friday.

Ghanaian President  John Mahama was received at the airport by the Deputy President of Kenya, H.E. Hon. William Samoei Ruto after which Mr. Mahama inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenyan Defence Force.

H.E. John Mahama and his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta, will on Saturday hold bilateral talks in the State House and together preside over bilateral talks between the two countries.

President Mahama will also meet staff of the United Nations Africa Office in Nairobi.

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