Nic Hailey says farewell to Raila Odinga and Monica Juma ahead of departure as UK High Commissioner

Nic Hailey and Raila Odinga
Nic Hailey says farewell to Raila Odinga. Photo: Twitter/HCNicHailey

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, has visited opposition leader Raila Odinga and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma to bid farewell as he prepares to leave his current role. 

During the meeting, Mr Hailey and Mr Odinga exchanged views on political developments both in Kenya and the UK, the war on corruption in Kenya and strengthening ties between the two countries. 

Nic Hailey and Raila Odinga
Nic Hailey in discussions with Raila Odinga at the outgoing High Commissioner’s farewell meeting. Photo: Twitter/CoalitionNASAKe

Commenting after the meeting with Mr Odinga, Mr Hailey said it was good to hear the opposition leader say, as the UK has also done, “that leaders charged with corruption need to step aside from their offices, including those Governors who have been indicted.”

Mr Odinga also wished the outgoing High Commissioner success in his future endeavours.

Following a later meeting, Cabinet Secretary Juma said Mr Hailey had “contributed immensely to the enhancement of Kenya and UK relations,” and “wished him every best of success in his future endeavours.”

Nic Hailey and Monica Juma
Nic Hailey and Monica Juma met as the outgoing UK High Commissioner prepares to leave his role. Photo: Twitter/Diplomacy_Kenya

Replying to CS Juma, Mr Hailey said: “Asante CS. It has been a great privilege and pleasure. The relationship between the UK and Kenya makes us each safer and more prosperous, and allows us to contribute together to prosperity and security in the wider world. I’ll miss this beautiful place.”

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