Kenya: London Mayor in Nairobi Ahead of UK-Africa Summit

17 October 2019

Nairobi — The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin is in the country, on a visit aimed at cementing investments in Kenya and Africa.

The Lord Mayor who arrived on Wednesday was on Thursday scheduled to launch a new UK Aid-funded programme to support business development and investor readiness for promising Kenyan fintechs.

The British High Commission in Nairobi said the Lord Mayor is in the country to meet with senior Government officials and business leaders, to discuss among other things the upcoming UK-Africa Investment Summit.

He is accompanied by a delegation of some of the UK's best organisations working across infrastructure, green finance and fintech.

Ahead of his visit to Kenya, the Lord Mayor said, "I'm delighted to be heading to Kenya. I want the UK to take the opportunity to become Africa's investment partner of preference, given the unparalleled quality of our expertise in green finance, infrastructure and fintech - exemplified by the business delegation accompanying me for this visit. With the UK-Africa Investment Summit only a few months away this visit comes at an exciting time, as we look towards building an economic relationship that prioritises mutual prosperity and sustainability."

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