President Kenyatta arrives in UK for Commonwealth Meeting

LONDON, APRIL 16, 2018 — President Uhuru Kenyatta last evening arrived in the United Kingdom for a five-day visit during which he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and hold talks to market Kenya as a preferred investment destination.

The President who is accompanied by among others the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amb Monica Juma, is scheduled to hold talks with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May.

He will also hold more bilateral talks with several Heads of State attending the CHOGM, a biennial meeting of leaders from the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations.

This year’s summit, focused on promoting prosperity, safety, sustainability and fairness, brings together at least 5000 participants from government, business, and civil society.

The President is also scheduled to deliver an address at Chatham House where he will speak on Kenya’s efforts in achieving inclusive economic growth, the positive role it plays in supporting regional peace, and its station in a globalising world.

Also on the agenda for the President is building momentum for the Blue Economy global conference Kenya will host later in the year.

The blue economy is part of the themes of the CHOGM summit with discussions set to take place on the new Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean governance.