Kenya’s new High Commissioner to the UK, Manoah Esipisu was welcomed to his new position with a reception hosted by the Kenya Society and supported by the international law firm Stephenson Harwood at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) in London.
Speaking at the event on Tuesday evening, the High Commissioner said: “We have a strong relationship and bond, indeed. Now, in my view, the task of Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom is to advance Kenya’s interests in alliance with one of its oldest friends.
“I propose to take up, right away, the matter of economic diplomacy, which will be profitable to us. I look forward to doing my part to ease the path of potential investors looking to apply their expertise and experience in Kenya.
“Equally, we don’t find as many opportunities for Kenyan investors abroad as we could. It’s time, in my view, to change that; it’s time to rededicate ourselves to the search for opportunity for our people. We are devoted to win-win partnerships.
“His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta is keen to continue creating a business friendly environment and is committed to keeping the economy open to investors.
“I am keen to advance the interests of Kenya’s diaspora, investors and students.
“It is, my desire to see more UK companies investing in Kenya in order to strengthen the already flourishing economic relations, and to take advantage of the greatly improving business environment.
“Let me reiterate our commitment to further strengthen the ties between Kenya and the UK and as High Commissioner Designate, pledge to do all in my power to ensure continued partnering to grow people to people relations, trade, tourism, investment and security areas.
“The UK stands out as a Key partner particularly in execution of our development Agenda in the next four years as clearly articulated by H.E. the President in his “Big Four” agenda.”