Uhuru: Checks and Balances Key To Democratization


side effects sans-serif;”>Affirming the importance of the separation of powers as provided in the Constitution, the President said the three arms of government share the common agenda of serving the people and should therefore operate from a point of convergence and common understanding.

President Kenyatta was speaking when he met the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Korea, Mr. Kang Chang-Hee, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

The President underlined the importance of checks and balances in the democratic process and reiterated his commitment to running an open and democratic government.

He further said Kenya is open and safe to conduct business and invited Korean investors to invest in the country.

Kenyatta emphasized that the country has huge potential for mutually beneficial cooperation between Kenya and the Korea private sector.

Saying Kenya is the gateway to the wider East African region, the President said investing in Kenya will enable investors to tap into the larger market comprising countries of the EAC as well as COMESA.

In addition to investment opportunities, President Kenyatta said Kenya is a tourist destination, stressing the need for the two countries to work together in promoting tourism.

Noting that a South Korean national serves in Kenya’s National Social and Economic Council, the Kenyatta hailed the cordial relations between the two countries.

On his part, Mr. Chang-Hee said Kenya and Korea continue to cooperate and support each other on diverse issues in the international arena and share similar views on various issues.

The visiting Korean House Speaker further said his country will continue to work closely with Kenya especially in priority areas including investments, tourism, trade and ICT.

Mr. Chang-Hee further said Korean investors are keen on investing in Kenya noting that a delegation of investors would be visiting the country later in the month to explore investment opportunities.

He expressed his commitment to strengthening cooperation between the Kenyan Parliament and Korean National Assembly in order to share best practices to further enrich parliamentary practice.

In attendance were South Korean Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Kim Chan-Woo, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Joyce Laboso and Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.


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