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Details of DP Ruto's London trip

Brian Eliani
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Deputy President William Ruto in UK [Source: William Ruto/Twitter]

Deputy President  William Ruto was on Thursday in an official trip to the United Kingdom. 

The Deputy President made the announcement through a statement on his social media pages expanded more on the visit. 

"In London, the United Kingdom to advance bilateral trade and investment, education, tourism; cement existing cooperation frameworks and explore new opportunities ahead of Brexit," DP Ruto wrote in a statement on Twitter.

This comes at a time Kenya is enjoying a good working relationship with Western Countries especially after the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga that brought political stability. 

DP Ruto also held a meeting with the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities at the Department for International Development in London.

He affirmed that Kenya welcomed Britain's assurance that the impending Brexit will not disrupt trade relations between the two countries.

Recently the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also met the United Kingdom high commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey and discussed several aspects including Building Bridges initiative, the war against corruption and UKs support to Kenya. 

Furthermore, In August last year, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May visited the country and held extensive talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta on collaboration between the two countries. 

Kenyans can be hopeful that the strong diplomatic ties between Kenya and the United Kingdom will help boost the economy and open more opportunities for trade and other aspects. 

However, some pundits have questioned the timing of DP Rutos visit which is exactly 2 days after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's meeting with UK high commissioner to Kenya, terming it superiority fight between the two.


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