Uhuru Woos Foreign Tycoons During Closed-Door Meeting

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA).
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) on Wednesday, November 11.
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, November 11, urged Scottish investors to invest more in the country as well as the African continent.

    The Head of State was speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA).

    SABA is a membership organization of Scottish companies with commercial interests in Africa.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) on Wednesday, November 3.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) on Wednesday, November 3.
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    Uhuru asked investors to take advantage of the improving business environment in Kenya.

    Additionally, he thanked investors for the growing number of Scottish businesses in Kenya saying the Government was committed to continue supporting their investments to thrive.

    The roundtable meeting was hosted by Diageo, one of the world's top beverage makers and a major investor in East African Breweries (EABL). 

    The President and the Scottish captains of industry explored new investment opportunities in agriculture, water, renewable energy and fisheries among other sectors.

    On their part, the business leaders assured President Kenyatta of their commitment to continue supporting Kenya's socioeconomic transformation through win-win economic partnerships.

    Other leading Scottish organizations with active interests in Kenya include the James Hutton Institute of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen which is involved in a groundbreaking seed potato research, and The City of Glasgow College which is supporting Bandari College to become a continental maritime centre of excellence.

    The president is in Scotland to attend the ongoing 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

    He was accompanied to the business meeting by State House Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Policy Mrs Ruth Kagia and Kenya's envoy to the UK Amb Manoah Esipisu.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) on Wednesday, November 3.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) on Wednesday, November 3.
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