Brexit won't damage Kenya-UK ties, Uhuru tells May during visit

Mr Kenyatta said that Brexit won't have any adverse effects on the trade ties between the two countries

Speaking during a joint presser with British PM Theresa May at the State House, Nairobi, Mr Kenyatta said that Brexit won't have any adverse effects on the trade ties between the two countries.

"I don't see Brexit being detrimental to the the strong trade ties we already have and we are actually seeking to boost that going forward," he said.

The two countries signed pacts to ensure that the duty free quota for Kenyan goods continue after Britain leaves the European Union.

Corruption

Ms May said the UK was keen on a smooth transition post-Brexit that will ensure stability for both countries.

“As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, we’re committed to a smooth transition that ensures continuity in our trading relationship with Kenya, ensuring Kenya retains its duty-free and quota-free access to the UK market,” May said.

Besides trade, the two countries also signed an agreement to ensure proceeds of corruption and crime hidden in Britain are returned in a continued bid by Mr Kenyatta to fight the vice.

May is on a one-day visit to Kenya as she concludes her tour of Africa.

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