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The Jamaican Deals Uhuru Struck


President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted out of the country destination Kingston – Jamaica for three day state visit. Uhuru will be a guest at the country’s 57th Independence anniversary. Uhuru and Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica met last year on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Canada where they agreed to strengthen bilateral relations.

President Uhuru with Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness

The two leaders witnessed the signing of agreements among them; Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on technical cooperation in tourism, fields of sports, culture and heritage, a framework of cooperation between the two governments and an MOU on political consultations.

The two also held a bilateral talks, with a plan to introduce flight connections between the two countries. Uhuru noted that flights from the East Coast of Africa would help strengthen economic ties between Caribean countries and the African continent.

“Our national carrier now has scheduled direct flights from Nairobi to New York but we would like to see flights flying from the East Coast to the West Coast of Africa and directly to Jamaica, and through Jamaica to the rest of the Caribbean as a true way of deepening our partnership,” President Uhuru divulged.

“Jamaica, Kenya relations are deeply rooted. It is well documented that our first national hero The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey had a significant influence on Jomo Kenyatta, the first Prime Minister of Kenya and later its first President,” PM Holness stated.

The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey in undated photo