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May concludes Africa visit with trip to Kenya

KENYA: Prime minister Theresa May has visited Nairobi on the final leg of her Africa tour

THERESA MAY is concluding the final leg of her Africa visit with a trip to Kenya.

May, who is on her first trip to the country, is the first UK prime minister to visit Kenya since Margaret Thatcher.

The PM has met with Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta.

She has used her speech to reiterate the UK’s commitment to investing in Africa and building on the relationship between the British and Kenyan authorities’ work to apprehend paedophiles and tackle violence against women and girls.

May said that Kenya holds a special place in the hearts of British people.

Yesterday, May signed a new security deal with Nigeria to train thousands more soldiers to tackle the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

The plans include supplying Nigerian forces with specialist equipment and training to tackle the threat of terrorism.

A new security pact between the UK and Kenya has also formed part of the agenda.

The PM has gifted Kenyatta with a framed map of the London marathon route that features the Kenyan winners of the race.

The mini Africa tour is part of the PM’s efforts to improve relationships with the continent ahead of Brexit.

Kenyatta said he did not believe Brexit would dent the two countries’ ability to strengthen their relationship. “I don’t see Brexit meaning anything detrimental to boosting the strong trade ties that we have.”

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