President Uhuru Kenyatta and France head of state Emmanuel Macron have witnessed the signing of three bilateral agreements, which include a Private Public Partnership for the construction of the Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit highway, the construction of a commuter railway line linking Nairobi CBD to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the 400KiloVolt Menengai-Rongai electricity transmission line.
During his visit President Kenyatta is expected to deliver a keynote address in France’s largest international innovation and entrepreneurship extravaganza. His speech will focus on encouraging French investment in Kenya. He will preside over the Kenya-France business forum tomorrow whose agenda includes discussing investment opportunities and exploring avenues of increasing Kenyan exports into the French market.
According to Kenya’s ambassador to France Prof. Judy Wakhungu “We aspire to see that this commuter railway line eases traffic in Nairobi but also eases the movement of people within Nairobi. We hope that along the route and the surrounding areas, other businesses will be able to grow,”