Kenya: Kenyatta set for three-day UK visit for talks with PM Johnson

 

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to undertake a three-day official visit to the United Kingdom, where he has to meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson for bilateral talks.

 

Both leaders are expected to jointly announce major investments in various sectors, including affordable housing, manufacturing, and health partnerships.

During his three days official visit to the UK, Kenyatta will co-chair the Global Education Summit, which aims to raise $5 billion to educate children across the less developed world within the next five years.

He is also scheduled to meet senior members of the U.K. Royal Family as part of his visit.

 

Kenyatta’s meeting with Johnson will be the second in 18 months, following the Kenyan President’s January 2020 visit to the U.K. for the Africa Investment Summit, which aimed to “showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa.”

The two also held a virtual meeting in May 2021, in which they engaged with pupils in Nairobi and London to champion education for all. They used the platform to urge rich nations to back the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) initiative.

 

GPE is the largest global fund solely dedicated to transforming education in lower-income countries and a unique, multi-stakeholder partnership. It aims to deliver quality education so that every child can benefit and secure a brighter future.

 

During the virtual meeting in May, UK’s Prime minister reiterated his administration’s commitment to invest in education. Kenya and the U.K. were aiming to provide quality education to  88 million girls across developing countries.

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