Nic Hailey leads EU delegation to discuss security and development in Mombasa

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Nic Hailey with European Union envoys and Kenyan Governors in Mombasa. Photo: Twitter/HasanAliJoho

Yesterday, the UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, led a delegation with representatives from Denmark, France and the European Union at a meeting in Mombasa with Governors of Mombasa and Kilifi, and the Deputy Governor of Lamu County to discuss security and development in the region.

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UK High Commissioner, Nic Hailey, arrives for the meeting in Mombasa. Photo: Twitter/HasanAliJoho

In what was described by Governor Hassan Joho a “productive meeting”, the key issues discussed were security, countering violent extremism, the economy, tourism and the overall development of the Coastal region.

During the talks, the High Commissioner stressed the importance of working together and remaining united to further development.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, the envoys reiterated that they did not think secession would be helpful to the Coastal region, and that it was important for county and national governments to work together to address questions of inclusion.

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EU envoys and Kenyan Governors meet in Mombasa. Photo: Twitter/HasanAliJoho

Tweeting after the meeting, Governor Joho said: “We will continue to forge and foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to champion the development agenda for our people.”