CS Amina Mohamed clarifies Kenya-Ethiopia pipeline deal

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed speaks to the media at the KICC in Nairobi on May 30, 2016. Ms Mohamed said on July 13, 2016 that there was a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopia on the entire energy sector but that no specific details were included in the agreement. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • CS Amina Mohamed said the signed MoU was an intent that discussions have started between the parties concerned.
  • Ms Mohamed was responding to reports that an Ethiopian minister who told a local newspaper that the two countries had not signed an agreement on the pipeline.
  • When President Kenyatta hosted Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegn in Nairobi, a set of MoUs were signed as part of joint infrastructure projects to integrate the region.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has moved to clarify the agreement Kenya signed with Ethiopia following confusing statements that the two countries agreed to construct an oil pipeline.

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