President Uhuru Kenyatta will Monday travel to Londo, United Kingdom, where he will continue to focus his agenda on entrenching Kenya’s place in global diplomacy, as well as showcasing our country as an attractive investment destination.
The first and second days of the visit are devoted entirely to Kenyan and regional issues, while the third and fourth day will be devoted to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which brings together the 53 members of the Commonwealth spanning literally the whole world, from the biggest democracies to the smallest, and from some of the wealthiest nations to some of the poorest.
On Tuesday, the President will 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 will also deliver an address at Chatham House, the shrine for policy and investment thinkers in London. His speech will dwell on Kenya’s efforts in achieving inclusive growth, the positive role Kenya is playing in supporting regional peace, and its station in a globalising world.
This event 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, in Somalia, and are also addressing the matter about which he cares deeply such as regional integration. He will also obviously speak to his Big Four development agenda, which is at the heart of his drive for inclusive growth.
On Wednesday, the President will spend time dealing with East African and African investment issues, and seeking to drive greater foreign direct investment into our country, and into our region
On Thursday and Friday, the President will attend the summit of the Commonwealth. Trade, diplomacy, security and regional development are the priorities for these meetings, and the President will also use that to deepen bilateral relations with a number of heads who he will likely meet on one-on-ones or in the margins of the Commonwealth summit
The President is also due to hold discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May also centered on trade, investment, security, and bilateral relations between Kenya and the United Kingdom.
The President will also discuss Blue Economy issues, first at a conference that he has been to by PM May, and also as part of the Commonwealth agenda.