Kenya to bolster UK ties despite Brexit challenges: Esipisu

British Queen Elizabeth during her meeting with Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK, Manoah Esipisu, on March 26, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK, Manoah Esipisu, on Tuesday said Nairobi will continue to focus on old friendships between Kenya and Britain in spite of is current political changes.
  • Mr Esipisu, a former presidential Spokesman in Nairobi, pledged to defend Kenya-UK ties as he presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The UK government is currently struggling to hammer out a favourable deal with the European Union on how to relate with the bloc once the British implement the 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU.
  • Part of those political changes may mean that the UK may need to renegotiate trade deals it was once part of but which were handled by the EU.

Kenya will continue to strengthen its ties with the United kingdom despite the Brexit predicament that the British government is facing.


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