Uhuru in Scottish capital to woo businesses
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday asked Scottish investors to take advantage of the improving business environment in Kenya to invest more in the country and the African continent.
Uhuru spoke in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a business meeting with the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA). SABA is a membership organisation of Scottish companies with commercial interests in Africa.
During the roundtable meeting hosted by Diageo, one of the world’s top beverage makers and a major investor in East African Breweries (EABL), the President and the Scottish captains of industry explored new investment opportunities in agriculture, water, renewable energy and fisheries among other sectors.
The Scottish business leaders assured the Head of State of their commitment to continue supporting Kenya’s socioeconomic transformation through win-win economic partnerships.
Besides Diageo, other leading Scottish organisations with active interests in Kenya include the James Hutton Institute of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen which is involved in a groundbreaking seed potato research, and The City of Glasgow College which is supporting Bandari College to become a continental maritime centre of excellence.
Uhuru, who is in Scotland to attend the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), was accompanied to the business meeting by State House Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Policy Ruth Kagia and Kenya’s envoy to the UK ambassador Manoah Esipisu.