Following yesterday’s visit to Kilifi, British High Commissioner Nic Hailey and Department for International Development (DfID) country head Julius Court kicked off a visit to Mombasa with calls on the County Commissioner and Deputy Governor Dr William Kingi.
Discussions focussed on work the UK and Mombasa are doing together to support local people.
Later, Mr Hailey visited Mombasa Port, where he saw how the UK National Crime Agency and the Kenya Revenue Authority have been working together to recover stolen vehicles which had been shipped from the UK.
The two agencies have been working together to better identify of containers that contain stolen and contraband goods entering Kenya.
During his time with the authorities, the High Commissioner witnessed the opening of two containers containing stolen cars from Britain which will now be returned to their owners.
British Government is also supporting the development of Mombasa Port through TradeMark East Africa, including the new Port Reitz road which is easing congestion on roads to and from this gateway to East Africa.
Mr Hailey rounded off his day by appearing on Pwani FM where he spoke about the UK supported Mombasa County Action plan, which is bringing together relevant parties to deliver security at a community level.
“We want to support security in Kenya which works for all people,” the High Commissioner said.
He went on to list the issues which Britain is helping to support in Kenya’s coastal region including infrastructure, health, education, jobs and investment.
Reiterating UK support for Kenya’s fight against corruption, Mr Hailey told radio listeners that key to tackling corruption is unlocking investment and opportunities.
“If big people end up in jail, we will know this campaign has succeeded,” Mr Hailey said.