Nic Hailey visits Rift Valley region

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Nic Hailey with Governor Jackson Mandago
Nic Hailey with Governor Jackson Mandago. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, has spent a busy day in Kenya’s Rift Valley, visiting a voter registration centre in Eldoret, Catholic Bishop Korir, and Usain Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago.

Nic Hailey in Eldoret
Nic Hailey visits a voter registration centre in Eldoret. Photo: Twitter/HCNicHailey

The British government is a strong supporter of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as it prepares what the watching world hopes will be free, fair, peaceful and credible elections in the country later this year.

During the High Commissioner‘s visit to Catholic Bishop Korir, the pair discussed the role of the church in promoting peaceful elections.

Nic Hailey and Catholic Bishop Korir
Nic Hailey visits Catholic Bishop Korir in Eldoret. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Mr Hailey also met with HE Jackson Mandago to discuss UK and Kenyan bilateral relations and opportunities in the county.

During the meeting, Mr Mandago called for more foreign investors to move into the North Rift economic bloc (Noreb).

Nic Hailey with Governor Jackson Mandago
Nic Hailey with Governor Jackson Mandago. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

Speaking while hosting Mr Hailey in his office at the county headquarters in Eldoret town, the Governor outlined a number of potential areas for investment opportunities including coffee, pyrethrum and passion fruits.

“Under Noreb, we have a whole package where investors can venture in ranging from agriculture, cement, meat, dairy, flower etc.

“Processing of milk products and other agricultural products will help the region. We need slaughter houses, maize milling plants and other ventures based on strength of the various counties.” – H.E Mandago.

The governor who is the Noreb chairman further said the region that covers 8 counties has a great potential in tourism due to its stunning natural scenery.

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