Matthew Rycroft, the Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), continued his visit to Kenya on Friday when he followed up on the Prime Minister’s visit with Cabinet Secretary Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Kenya Treasury Officials.
They discussed how the UK will continue to work with Kenya to support long-term economic development and prosperity.
Later, he met with DfID staff for Kenya and Somalia to hear how about how UKaid is helping to reduce conflict and violent extremism as well as supporting sustainable economic growth. Speaking about this work, Mr Rycroft said it was “good for Kenya, Somalia and good for the UK.”
Following up on his visits to DfID projects that are changing people’s lives and building mutual prosperity for both the UK and Kenya, discussions with staff also explored having the courage and confidence in what they do and collaborating in how they do it.
Tweeting about Friday night’s meeting, Mr Rycroft said: “The UK has a great partnership with Kenya – supporting sustainable growth and international trade is essential to end poverty and reliance on aid. Discussing tonight how UK aid is reducing barriers to trade in East Africa.”
On Saturday, Mr Rycroft paid Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Macharia Kamau a courtesy call in his office.