Odinga asks Germany to Shift Investment Priorities from Asia to Africa

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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader H.E Raila Odinga met today with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya Mr. Sebastian Groth in Nairobi where the two leaders reiterated the imperative for Germany to expand the involvement of its private sector in business and trade opportunities in Kenya.

A statement sent to newsrooms on Tuesday says Mr. Odinga particularly asked the envoy to encourage Germany to drop its cautious approach to investing in Kenya. He also challenged Germany to open its doors to Kenyans in the area of technical education and vocational training, where Germany is a global leader.
”Mr. Odinga called for more German investment in the fields of clean energy generation, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and healthcare. He called on Germany to shift investment priorities from Asia to Kenya and Africa,” the statement signed by Dennis Onyango, Mr. Odinga’s spokesperson reads in part.

The German envoy and Mr. Odinga further agreed that Kenya needs to do more with regard to ease of doing business and called to focus on lowering the cost of energy, ease of licensing for new business, certification, and lessening bureaucracy in trade and investment operations.

The two leaders also exchanged views on political developments in the country since the August elections and the years ahead.

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