President Uhuru Kenyatta to Meet Queen Elizabeth II

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta will meet Queen Elizabeth II while he attends the Commonwealth summit this week.

    The President will be keen on boosting trade ties and diversifying investments between Kenya, UK and other Commonwealth countries.

    In a statement released by Statehouse spokesman Manoah Esipisu, President Kenyatta is expected to attend the Commonwealth summit on Thursday and Friday. 

    "The President is due to hold discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May on trade, investment, security and bilateral relations between Kenya and the United Kingdom,"

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    Esipisu noted that President Kenyatta intends to aggressively promote Kenya as a preferred destination for investors during the high-profile Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting from 53 countries.

    President Kenyatta is also set to visit the London Stock Exchange for a meeting with investors, using the event to share areas of investment opportunity in terms of his Big Four agenda as well as job creation.

    He is scheduled to later deliver an address at Chatham House, the shrine for policy and investment thinkers which will focus on Kenya's efforts in achieving inclusive growth, the positive role the country is undertaking in supporting regional peace and Kenya's position in the ever-changing world in terms of globalization.

    "It is essentially a platform for the President to share his view on a range of areas as a Kenyan leader, as a Pan-Africanist, and as one of the people closely involved in seeking and securing peace in our region_ in South Sudan and Somalia," Esipisu told the press. 

    "He will also address the matter about which he cares deeply such as regional integration. He will obviously speak to his Big Four development agenda, which is at the heart of his drive for inclusive growth," he added.

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    The Commonwealth summit is held every two years which will be is chaired by Britains Prime Minister Theresa May and the Queen will be in attendance as she is the head of the Commonwealth.