UK Foreign Secretary in Kenya tomorrow, days after killing of British rancher

March 16, 2017 (1 week ago) 7:25 pm
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Johnson was in Somalia on Thursday then Uganda where he met Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. A month ago he was in Ghana/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 16 – The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson will on Friday make an official visit to the country.

Upon arrival, Johnson will hold bilateral talks with his host Ambassador Amina Mohamed, on “critical matters of mutual interests,” Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

His visit comes as private ranches in Laikipia, most owned by Britons, continue to be raided by illegal herders.

Property of unknown value has been destroyed whilst one of the owners of the ranches, Tristan Voorspuy was shot dead.

A statement by Kenya’s foreign ministry, however states the Johnson’s visit is premised on the UK being the largest European foreign investor in Kenya, the largest source market for Kenya’s tourism and the third most important export destination.” Kenya mainly exports tea, coffee and horticultural products to the United Kingdom.

The two Foreign Secretaries will thereafter brief the press at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Offices at 3.00pm.

Johnson was in Somalia on Thursday then Uganda where he met Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. A month ago he was in Ghana.

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