UK to extend Kenyan students' visas for field experience

A file photo of DP William Ruto chatting with UK High Commisioner to Kenya Nic Hailey at his Karen residence in Nairobi. PHOTO | CHARLES KIMANI | DPPS

What you need to know:

  • In a statement on Thursday, outgoing British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey said student visas will be extended to allow them time to gain more field experience abroad.
  • Mr Hailey, whose four-year term will end in July, said that during the period, the relationship between Kenya and the UK grew exponentially, particularly in investment and commerce.
  • While congratulating Mr Hailey on work well done, Dr Ruto said the country will endeavour to sustain its engagement with the UK.

The United Kingdom’s immigration laws will soon be changed to allow Kenyan students to enjoy more time for industrial attachments and internships after they complete their courses.

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