Uhuru in Barbados: Kenya eyes new Caribbean flight routes, more trade

President Uhuru Kenyatta Barbados

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley (right) and Governor of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason (centre) at Government House where he was conferred with the 'Order of Freedom of Barbados' award in Bridgetown, Barbados. 

Photo credit: Courtesy | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • The two countries have no direct flight connections.
  • Travellers heading either way must transit mostly through the United States.

Kenya is seeking new aviation partnerships that will see Nairobi reach out to the Caribbean market, as President Uhuru Kenyatta argued for more trade, debt relief and vaccine equity for pandemic recovery.

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