President Uhuru Kenyatta began a State Visit to Moscow on 15 Thursday, August 2013. He is accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. After Moscow, he will also visit China.
Moscow holds discussions with him to offer its business leaders opportunities to on how they be engaged in Kenya's emerging frontier of oil, gas and mineral wealth.
Talks will also cover Kenya's drive to open new markets for its traditional exports which include coffee, tea, horticulture and fresh produce. Other investment opportunities will also be on the agenda.
Once he finalizes his visit to Moscow, President Kenyatta will go to China to begin his five day official visit to the country on August 19. His engagements there will also focus on business and investment.
He is expected to sign framework agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Peoples' Republic of China.
The government is seeking more finance from China for a $2.5bn standard-gauge railway from the port of Mombasa to Uganda and a $1.8bn for construction of a dam.