A key highlight under the Jubilee government over the last 4 years has been the country’s rise on the diplomatic front. We saw various global leaders visit Kenya and President Uhuru Kenyatta was also invited to address key global meetings.
Major conferences were also held in Nairobi. TICAD VI, a conference that attracted the attendance of many African Heads of State was among those key key meetings. Of importance to note is that this was the first time in its 25 year history for TICAD to be held on African soil. Under the Nairobi Declaration and Implementation Plan, Japan pledged approximately $30bn commitment under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to Africa over the years 2016-2018.
Currently, Foreign Affairs CS Amb Dr Amina C. Mohammed and Planning PS Irungu Nyakera are representing Kenya at the TICAD ministerial follow up meetings in Maputo, Mozambique. This first ministerial follow up meeting will allow the participating states to measure progress and appreciate any challenges faced so far.