Tag: Kenya

President Kenyatta wraps up CHOGM Summit

President Kenyatta wraps up CHOGM Summit

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta  has wrapped up his second Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with an attendance at an exclusive retreat at the Windsor Castle where leaders spoke frankly about issues that are a priority for their nations and for the commonwealth as a group. The President, who arrived in London on Monday, has attended high level forums being held at the sidelines of the commonwealth summit where he has marketed Kenya as a preferred investment destination. The President has held meetings with the UK leadership including Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Queen Elizabeth presided over the CHOGM leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday. She also hosted the leaders for dinner on Thursday.
Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya’s goal to achieve universal healthcare. "Universal healthcare is part of the big four pillar agenda to deliver better lives for Kenyans, which the Jubilee Government has committed to."He said The Big Four Pillars at the core of President Kenyatta’s agenda during his second term are food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare for all Speaking at a Global Malaria Summit in London, the President noted that malaria prevalence rate in Kenya has been reduced from 11 percent to eight percent thanks to continued targeted malaria interventions. “I am committed to beating malaria in Kenya, the Commonwealth and b
Kenya to showcase the 4th Turkana County Cultural & Tourism Festival

Kenya to showcase the 4th Turkana County Cultural & Tourism Festival

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
LODWAR, Turkana, Kenya Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will today, officially open the 4th Turkana County Cultural and Tourism Festival, popularly known as Tobong’u Lore which means welcome back home. The event whose aim is to showcase the Turkana rich cultural heritage is also geared towards fostering inter-community peace and unity. The event, which will show case, various activities including a marathon, will be graced by delegations from the neighboring countries of Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. The festival which began in 2014 features dances, traditional regalia, songs, foods and various aspects of Turkana lifestyle. with-over, 20,000 delegates including nine Governors and leaders from across the country, in attendance. The cultural event will take three. Acco
ICC President concludes official visit to Nigeria

ICC President concludes official visit to Nigeria

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
THE HAGUE, NetherlandsThe President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, has concluded an official visit to Nigeria, where he met with the senior leadership of the country to discuss ways to strengthen the international criminal justice system aimed at suppressing impunity for the gravest crimes. During his stay in Abuja, President Eboe-Osuji met with H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President and acting President of Nigeria as well as H.E. Senator Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, H.E. Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives and H.E. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate, together with some of their colleagues in the senior leadership in the National Assembly. He also held meetings with H.E. Geoffrey Onyema, Mi...
President Kenyatta assures investors of stable business environment

President Kenyatta assures investors of stable business environment

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
London, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has today assured UK investors that Kenya’s business environment is stable and conducive for investment. The President said the country had withstood the immense burden of going through two presidential elections within two months at the end of last year. "Conducting two presidential elections in 60 days and coming out politically stable with a strong business environment is a feat few countries have ever achieved." He said While addressing the business forum, the President said that bringing together British investors, Kenyan business leaders and government officials, in London on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Meeting, opens business doors for Kenya and urged UK investors to increase their investments in the c
President Kenyatta rings in trade at London bourse, promotes investment in Kenya

President Kenyatta rings in trade at London bourse, promotes investment in Kenya

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
London, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off the program for his five-day visit to the UK by presiding over the opening ceremony of the London Stock Exchange. Speaking after the ceremony, President Kenyatta urged UK investors to increase their investments in Kenya. UK is a leading investor in Kenya with at least 220 British companies operating in Kenya running business valued at more than 2.7 Sterling Pounds. President Kenyatta, who was joined by the Secretary State for International Development (DFID) Penny Mordaunt and the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group Donald Brydon, said Kenya is open for business and offers the best investment opportunity in Africa. “Kenya has just recorded the best improvement in ease of doing business. We are inviting m
Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
Migori,Kenya Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for concerted efforts to remove barriers that prevent persons with disability from realizing their full potential. She said issues affecting people with disability should be given priority in policy and legislation. “Disability needs to be given higher priority in policy and legislation. But policy and legislation alone will not solve the discrimination that persons with disabilities face every day  because what we are doing as individuals is not enough,” she said, adding: “We need to do better. We all, individually, can play a role and ensure Kenya does become an all inclusive nation.” The First Lady was speaking today in Migori where she distributed 140 hand driven mobility carts to persons with disability. Apart fr
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