Former President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, December 11 met with Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian in his office in Nairobi.
In a statement, Uhuru’s office said the two discussed the partnership between Kenya and China and how it shaped the development agenda during Uhuru’s tenure.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta conveyed his congratulatory message to the Chinese envoy ahead of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations to mark the Kenya-China relations. Kenyatta acknowledged the great partnership between the two nations and how it shaped the development agenda during his tenure,” read the statement in part.
The former Head of State also briefed the Chinese Ambassador about his current role in the continent; Peace and Security.
“He emphasized that Peace remains the foundation for development and Africa can only realise its full potential when all nations in the continent are peaceful,” the statement added.
Ambassador Pingjian on the other hand noted that the relations between Kenya and China are fostering strong economic, political, and cultural ties.
Uhuru on Wednesday last week met with United Kingdom High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan in the company former Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations Macharia Kamau and former State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena.
Two days later he met with US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman raising speculations among Kenyans.
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma on Saturday slammed Uhuru, questioning why he was meeting high-profile envoys.
“Why is President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting individuals who rigged our 2022 presidential elections? Keep off US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman and her associates from the West,” Kaluma stated.
Wigan in an interview on Monday morning disclosed that his meeting with Uhuru revolved around his peacekeeping mission, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"With the former President Kenyatta, we say he has a role in mediating in DRC and that is something I have particular interest in. So we talked that as well," Wigan stated.