Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on Tuesday signed a twin city agreement with Cape town Mayor Alderman Hill-Lewis at City Hall, Nairobi.
The treaty will see Nairobi and Cape Town collaborate in various sectors.
Speaking during the signing of the agreement, Sakaja noted that Kenya and Cape Town stand to gain more by working together,noting that the deal signifies the two cities’ intent to strengthen and support each other.
“Nairobi and Cape Town stand as great regional hubs for our continent. The South and the East of Africa have come to work together,” Sakaja.
“We need to sell Cape Town and you need to sell Nairobi. We have more to gain together in all the areas of interest that we have including tourism in that we can create a major tourism circuit between both our countries,” he said.
Sakaja added that the partnerships with Cape Town will also help in climate change mitigation and action while pointing out that the two cities can use their standings as regional hubs to further augment collaboration between the two municipalities.
“Nairobi and Cape Town also have shared interests in climate and climate action. As cities are usually vulnerable to extreme weather events, we use our influence to build coalitions with other African cities so that Africa’s voice can be heard when it comes to climate policy,” said Sakaja.
The signing of the agreement comes weeks after Kenya and South Africa expressed commitment to strengthening bilateral ties.