Uhuru arrives in London on Tuesday for three-day official visit

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In Summary

• During the three-day visit, Uhuru will also have engagements that are aimed at strengthening the Kenya-UK strategic partnership.

• The President will also be focusing on Kenya-UK health partnerships in dealing with Covid-19, as well as on cancer prevention and treatment.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will arrive in London on Tuesday to co-chair the Global Education Summit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. https://bit.ly/3iNgyK0

President Uhuru Kenyatta will arrive in London on Tuesday to co-chair the Global Education Summit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The Summit aims at rallying the world with an aim 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.

During the three-day visit, Uhuru will also have engagements that are aimed at strengthening the Kenya-UK strategic partnership.

On Tuesday, Uhuru is scheduled to meet with Boris for talks at Chequers, his country residence in Buckinghamshire.

The two are expected to jointly announce major investments into Big Four Agenda projects, on affordable housing, manufacturing, and health partnerships.

Uhuru will also be 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 be 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.

After the meeting with Boris, the two leaders will host the official welcome reception for the Global Education Summit.

The President will also be focusing on Kenya-UK health partnerships in dealing with Covid-19, as well as on cancer prevention and treatment.

Uhuru will be joined by senior members of the Kenyan and UK governments throughout the programme, with side discussions on defence, the environment, foreign affairs, health, and finance.

"It is 18 months since the President last visited the UK for the Africa Investment Summit. As part of that visit, the President agreed on a new Strategic Partnership with Prime Minister Johnson," a statement issued jointly by State House the British High Commission on Monday stated.

The two leaders are expected to discuss progress across all areas of the partnership in that time.

The statement highlighted the progress made so far as;

  • Mutual Prosperity: A new Economic Partnership Agreement was ratified in May of this year, to boost trade worth already KES 200 billion a year.
  • Security and Stability: Earlier this year, we refreshed the Kenya-UK Security Compact to strengthen regional security and fight Al-Shabaab. Further announcements on security cooperation are expected as part of the visit.
  • Sustainable Development: In addition to co-chairing the Global Education Summit, Kenya and the UK have had an extremely strong partnership on COVID-19. The UK recently announced support to Kenya on genomic sequencing to track new COVID-19 variants.
  • Climate change: We 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.
  • People to People: Links between our universities and research institutions continue to grow, along with new visa routes open to Kenyans who want to work and study in the UK.