Prime Minister May to Visit KenyaBy: - MUMBI MUTUKO 27th September 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that she was excited about her upcoming visit to Kenya which comes after three decades since a sitting UK Primer visited the country.
In a statement from the UK government, the trip to Africa and specifically Kenya will also be historic to both the United Kingdom and the East African nation.
“I am proud to be leading this ambitious trip to Africa and to become the first UK Prime Minister in over 30 years to visit Kenya,” the British Prime Minister stated.
May will visit Kenya this week as part of her three-nation Africa tour which will include stops in South Africa and Nigeria.
A statement from the UK government read: “She is set to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and see British soldiers training troops from Kenya and other African countries in the techniques needed to identify and destroy improvised explosive devices before they go to fight Al-Shabaab in Somalia.”
Prime Minister May will begin her trip in Cape Town, South Africa, where she will meet President Cyril Ramaphosa, the youth and business leaders.
In Nigeria, the UK Prime Minister will meet President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and spend time in Lagos meeting victims of modern slavery.
May's message will focus on a renewed partnership between the UK and Africa, seeking to maximise shared opportunities and tackle common challenges in a continent.
The UK Prime Minister will be accompanied by a business delegation made up of 29 representatives.