Inside Uhuru’s 3-Day London Visit

A file image of President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and British Prime Minister Borris Johnson.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday, July 27 head to the United Kingdom for a three-day state visit. 

    In a statement to newsrooms, the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) noted that the Head of State will leave the country for London as an official state guest. 

    He is expected to co-chair the Global Education Summit alongside UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an event expected to raise Ksh 500 billion (USD5 billion) for the improvement of access to education worldwide. 

    The President is also expected to perform other functions including a meeting with members of the Royal Family as well as hold bilateral talks with Johnson.

    A file image of President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and British Prime Minister Borris Johnson.
    PSCU

    “Alongside meeting Prime Minister Johnson for talks at his country residence, Chequers, President Kenyatta will jointly announce major investments into Big Four projects, on affordable housing, manufacturing, and health partnerships.

    “The centrepiece of the visit will be co-chairing the Global Education Summit, which aims to raise $5 billion to educate children across the developing world over the next five years. The President will also meet senior members of the UK Royal Family as part of his visit,” read the statement in part.

    Uhuru is then expected to boost investments into his Big Four Agenda after attending an event at West London’s Kew Gardens, to celebrate the Kenya-UK Year of Climate Action, and Kenya’s leadership on climate change in
    Africa ahead of COP26.

    He will then by hosted by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in an event at Mansion House, in London’s historic financial district.

    The Foreign Secretary is expected to make significant announcements on the UK’s support for Big Four projects in Kenya.

    The trip comes 18 months since the President last visited the UK for the Africa Investment Summit. As
    part of that visit, the Uhuru agreed on a new Strategic Partnership with Prime Minister Johnson.

    The two countries agreed on a number of partnerships including a new Economic Partnership Agreement to boost trade worth already Ksh200 billion a year as well as refreshing the Kenya-UK Security Compact to strengthen regional security and fight Al-Shabaab.

    In regards to climate change, the two leaders had launched a Kenya-UK Year of Climate Action in January 2021
    to drive Kenyan leadership in the region, and agreed to a joint action plan on tackling climate change in Kenya.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta stepping out of the Presidential Jet, Fokker 70 ER, alias Harambee One.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta stepping out of the Presidential Jet, Fokker 70 ER, alias Harambee One.
    File
  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM