President William Ruto during the meetings in New York, US. PHOTO/COURTESY

By William Koome

President William Ruto has championed for enhanced bilateral commercial cooperation between Kenya and the US saying it will enhance former’s economic and social transformation.

Dr Ruto, who is set to deliver Kenya’s National Statement at the United Nations General Assembly, said Kenya was ready for investment, having demonstrated her democratic maturity in the August 9 elections.

“Investors can predict the future of Kenya because it’s a democratic country. We have demonstrated (as Kenyans) that the rule of law underpins public affairs,” he said during a business round-table hosted by US chamber of commerce in New York, USA.

The President further held business meetings on fertiliser production and green energy to enhance Kenya’s agricultural production, create jobs and develop a more resilient economy.

Saying his adminstration was open for increased business with the United States, the President committed to creating a conducive and enabling environment to spur domestic and foreign investments for jobs and wealth creation.

Dr Ruto was later a guest at the United Nations Development Programme’s inaugural Africa Investment Partnership Forum where he said the continent must scale up policies that spur democracy and create friendly investment environment.

“This way, we will drive growth and reduce dependence on foreign aid,” he said.


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