President Uhuru Kenyatta's motorcade came to a stop for about 45 minutes after he received a call from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday.
Johnson called Uhuru from 10 Downing Street when he was on his way to Ardhi House to launch the National Land Information Management System "Ardhisasa".
In the phone call, the two leaders discussed the challenge of tackling the current situation occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The call came in ahead of the joint UK-Kenya Global Education Summit in July 2021. The summit will be co-hosted by UK Prime Minister and President Uhuru Kenyatta in London, UK.
President Uhuru and PM Boris agreed to work closely soon to spearhead efforts to raise $5 billion at the summit and ensure the enrolment of 175 million more students around the world into school.
“President Kenyatta and PM Johnson expressed concerns on the unfolding political situation in Somalia, and resolved to work more closely through the UN Security Council, the Commonwealth, and other multilateral platforms to ensure regional peace and stability," State House said.
They also discussed climate change ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021 and the possibilities of pushing ahead green technology as well as the shift to renewable energy.