It’s a win-win relationship, Kenyatta justifies Kenya’s ties with China.
Kenyatta argues that Kenya’s relationship with China is a win-win situation for economic development.
Kenya’s relationship with China, according to President Uhuru Kenyatta, is now a partnership of friends working together to achieve economic progress.
Speaking after viewing the newly completed Kipevu Terminal in Mombasa, the Head of State said that China is always there when Kenya needs development collaborations.
“This is not a relationship in which China tells us what we need.” It is a friendship partnership that is working together to fulfill Kenya’s social and economic goals. China has been that one buddy that is always there when we need partnerships to help us reach our goals. “They go hand in hand with us,” Kenyatta stated.
He also said that the initiatives that Kenya and China have collaborated on have been very helpful to Kenyans and that the government has saved billions of dollars via cost reduction.
“Today, millions of Kenyans have benefitted from reduced travel from Nairobi to Mombasa.” During COVID-19, many thousands of Kenyans were able to use the Standard Gauge Railway to travel, ensuring that “at the very least, our hotels were not closed, and our employees were maintained in work,” he stated.
Earlier in the day, China and Kenya signed six memorandums of understanding and agreements on trade, investments, digital innovation, and green development at a ceremony presided over by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Kenyan colleague, Raychelle Omamo.