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Deputy President William Ruto meets African Union envoy

10, Feb 2016

Kenya and Britain today renewed their commitment to pursuing relations based on trade and investment as opposed to aid.at a meeting between deputy president William Ruto and the British high commissioner to Kenya Mr. Nic Hailey at the deputy president’s residence in Karen, the two pointed out that areas that could be of mutual benefit include energy, infrastructure, agriculture and water. The DP encouraged British firms to invest in Kenya’s energy sector particularly in geothermal and in the oil industry. He further said there was great potential in agriculture where British firms could invest in agro-processing. The British high commissioner acknowledged the pivotal role British company’s play in Kenya’s economy noting that the top 10-taxpayer companies in Kenya are British. The high commissioner said the U.K will continue partnering with Kenya in the fight against terrorism especially in areas of counter terrorism. He conveyed condolences to Kenya following the recent attacks to an a