UK High Commissioner To Kenya Hails Kenya For Conducting Peaceful Elections

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UK High Commissioner to Kenya ambassador Jane Marriot has lauded Kenya for conducting peaceful elections.

Ambassador Marriot spoke on Wednesday during a meeting with the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula in Nairobi. The Deputy High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat Nairobi, Ms. Josephine Gauld, accompanied her.

The envoy praised the country for the swift transition noting that it was important for building the economy of the country.

"Kenya is a very key partner in the region. We have a lot of shared history in socio – economic development geared toward further legislative involvement", said Ambassador Jane Marriott.

She praised the country for the swift transition noting that it was important for building the economy of the country.

She further called upon the Speaker to help strengthen the Kenya- UK Parliamentary Friendship Group to advance Parliamentary engagements between the two countries.

Ambassador Marriott underscored the pending legislative instruments that require fast-tracking, including the National Disaster Risk Management Bill, which seeks to establish mechanisms to deal with Natural calamities like drought. Hence, ensure that the country is strategically prepared for humanitarian emergencies.

Notably, she said that the Election Campaign Finance legislation will enhance transparency in funding the country's election process.

On his part, Speaker Wetang'ula acknowledged the warm accolades extended to him by the envoys saying that the UK Parliament has extensively worked with its Kenyan counterpart on matters regarding trade and national development.

"The UK- Kenya Parliamentary Association is active and legislatures of the two nations have historically built strong bonds to capacity build and share knowledge and ideas," said Wetang'ula.

Speaker Wetang'ula committed to ensuring that legislatures are engaged in exchange programs between the two countries.

The Speaker commended the UK Government for continued bilateral engagements with Kenya in various sectors, including the medical field, security sector, technological innovations, and education, among others, saying that the country has a vibrant population for progressive development.

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