👤 By Christian Smith, DENISAURUS News
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May has praised President Uhuru Kenyatta who is currently hosting her – as she brings her three day tour to Africa to a close.
Mrs May was in Nigeria to see President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, but she spent less than two hours before jetting off to Lagos to speak to victims of modern slavery.
The Conservative leader whose mission it is to woo African leaders for post Brexit, signed a trade agreement and a bilateral agreement on security during her short stay in Abuja.
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The UK government during the closed door meeting with President Buhari, 75, promised to strengthen Nigeria and Niger’s security.
However, in Kenya, she held a press briefing with President Kenyatta at the State house in Nairobi – where she heaped lots of praise on the country and the East African leader.
The PM, a former Home Secretary also laid a wreath at the Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum, DENISAURUS News gathered.
She said: “The UK and Kenya are two strong diverse countries. We thrive because of the entrepreneurship of our people. The strength of our democracy. I will leave Nairobi knowing the huge opportunities in Kenya and I look forward to working with you over the years.”
President Kenyatta noted that a security deal has been signed with the UK government.
Britain is set to exit the European Union in March 2019. “We are pursuing, of course, a good deal for trade with the EU once we have left the EU.
“But we will be looking to enhance our trade relationships around the rest of the world as well,” Mrs May said.
The Kenyan leader welcomed the idea of continued trade with the UK. He expressed that he “don’t believe Brexit is going to dent trade and investment between our two countries.”
He noted that “Brexit doesn’t mean anything detrimental. Any investment here is guaranteed to benefit both the investors and ourselves.”
In a surprise move the Prime Minister and President Kenyatta signed a deal where looted cash stashed in London by corrupt Kenyan politicians will be repatriated back to the East African country.
President Kenyatta who will be attending the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Bejing next week, said that some of the money already received from Jersey Island was used to fund the purchase of air ambulances for the country.