Why Ruto wants SGR deal extended to Uganda, DRC

He revealed that he has already had a conversation with the Presidents of Uganda, DRC, and Congo Brazzaville, and agreed on the benefits of the SGR deal for their respective countries.

"We have all agreed on the need to extend this infrastructure as a means of facilitating trade across the continent and making sure companies in China and beyond who set up in Kenya have access to the market," he said.

Ruto is in China for a three-day visit where he is attending the Belt Road Initiative forum.

He added that Kenya will not shy away when presented with investment opportunities, as it seeks to also promote its digital economy.

"Kenya is ready for business. Its strategic location, rich history of stability, and overly revolutionary technology have turned the country into one of the world's top investment spots."