The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Jubilee Win Okay for India - Envoy

India will work with the Jubilee Coalition if it wins the March 4 elections. India's envoy to Kenya Sibabrata Tripathi yesterday said Kenyans are free to elect their leaders and that his government will not interfere with the elections.

"Our country has a long lasting relationship with Kenya which will continue after the elections. We will work with whoever is elected as the people of Kenya should be allowed to enjoy their democratic right to elect the leaders they want," he said.

Speaking in Embu when he paid a courtesy call to the Eastern PC, the ambassador said it does not matter who will be elected president because his government only deals with Kenya as a state and not with individuals.

Tripathi, who was received by Embu county commissioner on behalf of Clare Omollo, the PC, said many Kenyans study in Indian Universities.

Kiilu said Kenya appreciates the warm relationship with India. She said agricultural goods from Embu can be exported to India.

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