President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined Kenyans in mourning the death of two prominent politicians.
Kenya has in the past few days lost two prominent politicians, Hon Ken Okoth the Member of Parliament for Kibra Constituency and Dr. Joyce Cherono Labso the Bomet County Governor.
“In the last couple of days, our nation has sadly lost two prominent leaders to cancer, the Honorable Ken Okoth, Member of Parliament for Kibra Constituency and Her Excellency Dr Joyce Cherono Laboso, Governor of Bomet County. As expressed in his messages of condolence and comfort to the affected families and constituents, the President prays for God’s providence and fortitude as the nation mourns the departed leaders” reads a statement issued by state house press unit.
In a related development, President Kenyatta last week, traveled to Zambia, at the invitation of his host President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, during which the Head of State gave the key note address at the inaugural National Economic Summit.
In his address, the President called for the utilization of economic diplomacy in the struggle to end poverty and joblessness in Africa. He particularly appealed to those in positions of power to provide quality leadership by getting actively involved in economic diplomacy that delivers opportunities for growth and transformation.
The two-day summit themed, ‘the future of Economic Diplomacy’ sought to establish how economic policies, bilateral trade and investment agreements, and international organizations anchor inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa.
Besides his participation and address at the conference, President Kenyatta and his host President Lungu held discussions on ways of strengthening further the strong bilateral relations between Kenya and Zambia through trade, investment and people-to-people interactions.