Yesterday, outgoing British High Commissioner Nic Hailey continued his farewell series of meetings, with Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and the chairman and team from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Discussions with Mr Lusaka covered strengthening devolution, fighting corruption, focusing on agriculture as a crucial cog in Kenya’s economy and BREXIT.
Mr Lusaka said he was “appreciative of Mr Hailey’s close collaboration with the Senate and his notable contribution in enhancing UK-Kenya relations; which shall remain etched in both our countries’ histories.”
The Senate Speaker was ‘delighted’ to have been visited by the outgoing diplomat, adding: “Despite his tour ending, Nic carries Kenya in his heart.”
Mr Hailey thanked Mr Lusaka through his Twitter account for the Speaker’s partnership and work strengthening relations between the “two great democracies” of Kenya and the UK.
He added that Britain will “remain a firm partner of the Senate of Kenya” and in strengthening devolution in the country.
The soon to depart High Commissioner also said farewell to the chairman and team from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Tweeting after the meeting, Mr Hailey said the “UK will keep working with them as well as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to build corruption cases and trace assets, through the UK’s National Crime Agency and Crown Prosecution Service teams in Kenya.
“Nothing is more important for Kenya’s future than ending impunity on corruption,” he added.