• According to Ruto, who met business leaders in the country following his two-day state visit, Kenya and India share more than people believe.
• The legal system you have in this country is the one we have in Kenya and we also share a political culture.
President William Ruto, in a bid to woo Indian investors into the Kenyan market, outlined similarities and differences the two countries share.
According to Ruto, who met business leaders in the country following his two-day state visit, Kenya and India share more.
He started with the language aspect, where he said that the two countries speak English.
He, however, said that he would not want to get into the debate of who speaks it better.
Ruto said the two countries also share many things including the law and political cultures, as well as support for democracy.
"Similar in the fact that we all speak English. I don't know who speaks better, but we speak English. The legal system you have in this country is the one we have in Kenya and we also share a political culture. When I was speaking with the Prime Minister earlier I congratulated him because I saw his party won many seats in the elections reported yesterday.
"Elections are part of our culture, democracy is part of our culture and we are very proud to share democracy with India, being the largest democracy in the world."
On the differences between the two nations, Ruto said Kenya offers bigger and better opportunities businesswise, compared to India.
He said this is because Kenya has little competition and what this means in the end is that they get higher returns by investing in Kenya.
"Of course, we are also different in a few aspects; One is that we are different in the size of opportunity. We have bigger opportunities in Kenya than we have in India. We also have fewer competitors in Kenya in matters of business than you do in India and we have a higher return in Kenya than you do in India," the President added.
During the state visit, Ruto saw signing of at least five MOUs with the Indian government, aimed at strengthening bilateral ties.
Part of the agreements signed between the two countries include allowing Kenyan avocado into the Indian market.
The tow nations will also partner in health, Information Communication Technology, energy and the SME sectors.