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President Uhuru receives British Prime Minister Mai in Nairobi :: Kenya



NAIROBI, KENYA: British Prime Minister Theresa May has completed her Africa Marathon tour of Kenya on Thursday following similar trips to South Africa and Nigeria.

The Prime Minister arrived at State House Nairobi just minutes after 1

1:00 am for talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Following a salute in honor of the two, the two heads of state are holding a bilateral talk at the State House and are expected to attend a joint press conference.

Mai and her host are later expected to arrive in the Nairobi CBD at Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum before embarking to Embakasi to open a UK-funded cybercrime unit. She will also be at Strathmore University and Gigiri.

Prime Minister Theresa May's three-day trip to Africa is her first visit to the continent as Prime Minister.

The visit comes at a time of tremendous change across Africa with a unique opportunity as Britain moves towards Brexit for Britain to invest and work with African nations for mutual benefit.

Prior to her trip to Africa, May said the UK would aggressively pursue foreign and economic policies that would make it the largest investor in Africa, tacitly suggesting that the European powerhouse wanted to control China's economic domination of Africa] Avoid They become victims of fake news. Subscribe to the SMS service of the default group by selecting & # 39; NEWS & # 39; send to 22840.

May is the first British Prime Minister to visit Sub-Saharan Africa since 2013 and the first to visit Kenya for more than 30 years.

London says the visit aims to bring the transformative power of trade and private sector investment from the UK to a continent home to 16 percent of the world's population but only 3 percent of foreign direct investment and 3 percent of global goods Trade.

"I am proud to lead this ambitious trip to Africa and become the first British Prime Minister to visit Kenya in more than 30 years."

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The Prime Minister is accompanied by a business delegation made up of 29 representatives of British companies – half of them SMEs – from all regions of the United Kingdom and its decentralized administrations. The delegation demonstrates the breadth and depth of UK technology, infrastructure and financial and professional services expertise.

Kenya strives not only for increased investment by British companies, but also for exports to Britain. Trade with Great Britain, a huge market for cut flowers and tea, has stagnated in recent years. Kenyan exports to the country stagnated and amounted to $ 38.5 billion last December, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

This compares to 37.6 billion shards in 2013. Over the five years, there have been cases where the value of exports to the country has also fallen.

The value of imports from the United Kingdom has fallen steadily over the last five years, falling last year from ATS 49 billion in 2013 to ATS 30 billion.

However, the United Kingdom remains the largest tourist market source for Kenya. The country received 168,000 British citizens last year.

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