NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back into the country Wednesday evening from a three-day State visit to Botswana.
He was received by Deputy President William Ruto and Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery among other top government officials.
President Kenyatta’s visit to Botswana saw a number of agreements signed between the two countries including a review of laws that make it difficult for Kenyans to acquire work permits.
Botswana President Ian Khama said he has asked his ministers for Labour and Home Affairs to examine and review the restrictions that have been a hurdle to Kenyans seeking to work in the country.
President Khama also accepted a request by President Kenyatta to review an air services agreement to allow Kenya Airways to fly more frequently and to more destinations in Botswana.
Botswana would also assist Kenya to build its mining sector and draw up a “very robust response” to poaching, he said.
The southern African nation has many decades’ experience in mining and is one of the largest producer of diamonds.
President Kenyatta had asked Botswana to examine its migrant laws to allow skilled Kenyans to get work permits.
On Tuesday night, President Kenyatta met the Kenyan Diaspora and assured them that the Botswana government would soon address the issue of work permits.