The Kenya Society welcomed Kenya’s designated High Commissioner to the UK, Manoah Esipisu, to his new position with a reception hosted at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) in London.
In his speech, the incoming High Commissioner promised to expedite Kenya’s economic interests with Britain.
“I propose to take up, right away, the matter of economic diplomacy, which will be profitable to us. I look forward to doing my part to ease the path of potential investors looking to apply their expertise and experience in Kenya.
He affirmed that Kenya and UK have a strong relationship and bond which in his view, the task of Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom is to advance Kenya’s interests in alliance with one of its oldest friends.
More so, he expressed his desire to see more UK companies investing in Kenya in order to strengthen the already flourishing economic relations, and to take advantage of the greatly improving business environment.
Mr Esipisu stressed the need for reciprocal benefits as quoted, “Equally, we don’t find as many opportunities for Kenyan investors abroad as we could. It’s time, in my view, to change that; it’s time to rededicate ourselves to the search for opportunity for our people. We are devoted to win-win partnerships.
Even before initiation to his new role, Mr Esipisu went ahead to sell the government’s Big Four Agenda on universal healthcare, food security, affordable housing and manufacturing.
“The UK stands out as a Key partner particularly in execution of our development Agenda in the next four years as clearly articulated by H.E. the President in his “Big Four” agenda.” He said.
He summed up his agenda as to advance the interests of Kenya’s diaspora, investors and students.