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cost geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“The African Development Bank has been good to us over the years. We want to nurture this relationship especially on regional projects,” the President said.

President Kenyatta made the remarks on Monday during a meeting with the African Development Bank’s Executive Director for East African Region, Dr. Mulu Ketsela, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

He commended the bank for being at the forefront in supporting his Government’s development agenda. He said the bank has boosted the continent’s economic agenda “without being clouded by politics”.

Dr. Ketsela assured the President of bank’s continued partnership with the Kenya Government in development.

The Executive Director said she had earlier today met National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Energy ministry officials, and was impressed by Kenya’s plan to produce 5000 megawatts. She said the bank would support the efforts to enable Kenya fulfill its energy requirements.

Being the first time she was meeting the Head of State since the March 4 General Election, Dr. Ketsela congratulated him for his victory. She also took the opportunity to convey her condolences following the Westgate Mall terrorists attack.

Dr. Ketsela was accompanied by the bank’s East Africa Regional Director, Mr. Gabriel Negatu.

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