The Kenyan government is solidifying its relation with China through the construction of a new Foreign Affairs headquarters by the Chinese government.
The current building of Kenya’s Foreign Affairs headquarters in Nairobi is located next to the Harambee House, along Harambee Avenue and it’s less spacious.
The Chinese government has a track record of major railway projects and other construction projects in Africa as well as the building of the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The foreign government is gradually building a solid bond with Kenya and has donated two VIP buses for the Kenyan ministry during an event on Thursday. It was in the event that China pledged to build the new Foreign Affairs headquarters for Kenya.
Though, implementation is not on the move like a speed train. According to
Macharia Kamau, Principal Secretary, the project may kick-off in the next three to four years.
“We, in this ministry, have special gratitude to the government of the People’s Republic of China for the generous grant towards the construction of a new ministry headquarters,” Kamau said during the event.
The Chinese Ambassador to Nairobi, Mr Zhou Pingjian who was previously Ambassador in Nigeria was present.
“I look forward to working with you to ensure the completion of this important project before the end of your tour of duty in Kenya,” Kamau added.
More Support From China
China also emphasized in its pledge to Kenya, about supporting technical colleges, and granting scholarships to science students in the universities.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.