Editor's Review

Former US President Barack Obama's Billionaire fixer and investor Jim Messina was part of the high delegation meeting.

President William Ruto's attendance at King Charles III's coronation in the United Kingdom saw him hold a high-profile meeting with senior officials and billionaire investors on the sidelines.

Kenya's High Commission in London led by Ambassador Manoah Esipisu assembled billionaire investors for the meeting during which they reviewed their Kenya portfolio and agreed on new areas of investment.

The meeting brought on board business executives and investors based in the United Kingdom. 

The discussion also centered on the potential for engagement that would be mutually beneficial and boost trust in Kenya.

"In London, wooed a group of investors from the United Kingdom who have shown interest in putting their funds in agriculture, energy, water, and housing sectors in Kenya," President Ruto tweeted on Saturday, May 6 with regard to the meeting. 

From the far right; Jim Messina, President Obama's Billionaire fixer and investor, Globelec CEO Michael Scholey, Severing Luyali, who is a director at foreign affairs, Siu Anne Gill, and on left is Onur Kizilot or ERG International. PHOTO | COURTESY

The meeting brought together representatives of various industries who share an interest in developing and strengthening business relationships in fields like energy, infrastructure, technology, security, hospitality, financial services, entertainment, and sports.

Despite the President Sharing images of the meeting on his social handles, the faces of the individuals for sure remain unfamiliar to many Kenyans. 

Nairobileo.co.ke has learned that Former US President Barrack Obama's Billionaire fixer and investor Jim Messina was part of the high delegation meeting.

Globelec CEO Michael Scholey, who was part of the meeting, recently signed a Sh9 billion ($72 million) funding agreement to support the construction of a 35MW geothermal power plant at the Menengai Crater in Nakuru County.

Severing Luyali, a director at foreign affairs, and Siu Anne Gill, a financial deal maker, who is leading the initiative to bring Grand Prix racing to Kenya, were also present.

Onur Kizilot, of ERG International, who is the contractor of landmark world-renowned infrastructure assets providing safer transport, clean energy, and sustainable socio-economic benefits was also in attendance.

President William Ruto shakes hands with Australian engineer Michael Short. 

Engineer Michael Sort is leading the consortium to invest £2 billion in the high grand falls dam in Tharaka Nithi County to help resolve water challenges. The dam will also help resolve the water problems in Kitui County. 

From Right (British Billionaire investor in luxury real estate Nick Candy, Security Minister Tom Tugendhat, new UK Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya Leigh Stubblefield, Billionaire investor in housing and infrastructure Giles Mackay, and Billionaire owner of United Green Afshin Afsher-Nejad). 

British Billionaire Nick Candy is an investor in real estate while Giles Mackay invests in housing and infrastructure.  

Afshin Afsher-Nejad is the Billionaire owner of United Green who has an MoU with Kisumu for a 300 million-pound smart agriculture project. 

On the right is Paul Kempe Billionaire investor in Tileyard London and Tileyard North, entertainment. PHOTO | COURTESY

Kenya's High Commission also brought on board Paul Kempe, a billionaire investor in Tileyard London and Tileyard North, entertainment, music, and film production studios.

He has partnered with global majors like Apple Music and Warner Music and has an interest in regeneration and real estate. 

Kempe is seeking to build a Tileyard Africa in Nairobi.

President William Ruto with Jim Messina, President Obama's Billionaire fixer and investor, and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu.