The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Chinese Institute in Egerton

Speaking during the launch at the weekend, Shifan Wu, the spokeman of the People Republic of China Confucius Institute, said the institute will teach Chinese language and also deal with agricultural research.

The Confucius Institute is the third one to be launched in Kenya after one at Kenyatta University that teaches health and another at the University of Nairobi that offers Chinese culture and social sciences.

Shifan called on Kenyans to embrace Chinese policies to strengthen diplomatic relationships and for mutual benefit. He said Kenya-China relationship is growing.

"We supported Kenya on ICC during the United Nations meeting and we are ready to support the people of Kenya on development projects for it to realise its dream and potential," Shifan said.

Egerton University Vice Chancellor James Tuitoek thanked the Chinese government for launching the institute. "China is the second largest trade investor in Kenya and they are optimistic this trend will benefit both countries," he said.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media ( To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.