[17th October 2011]

KENYAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER'S VISITS JAPAN

Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government, addresses Kenya Nationals in Japan at Kenya Embassy on 8th October, 2011.

Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government, was in Japan for official visit from 1st – 8th October, 2011. During his one week stay, The DPM met various Government officials, local authorities and key leaders of industries. The meetings afforded opportunities to review our cordial and mutually beneficial relations and explored ways to enhance them in all areas of human endeavours.

During the visit, the DPM also held a meeting with Kenya nationals in Japan at the Embassy. The meeting was attended by H.E. the Ambassador and the members of the delegation of Hon. Deputy Prime Minister, which included: the Town Clerk of Nairobi City; the Chairman of Geothermal Development Company; Managing Director of First Assurance Company; and the Principal Liaison Officer in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Deputy Prime Minister briefed Kenyans on bilateral relations between Japan and Kenya, highlighting key sectors of cooperation between the two countries. He informed them on the latest developments in Kenya, especially the progress on the implementation of the new constitution. He also responded to concerns raised by Kenyans, which included: performance of Kenyan Shilling; Official Development Assistance vis-à-vis private sector; upcoming election; taxes; marketing of Kenya; amongst others, and called upon the Diaspora to invest back home.

Hon. Musalia Mudavadi and H.E. Amb. Benson H. O. Ogutu, pose for a group photo with Kenya Nationals in Japan.

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