President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to jet into London, in the United Kingdom, on Tuesday fora three-day official visit.

During his visit, Uhuru will co-chair the Global Education Summit with his host UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The two will make major announcements strengthening Strategic Partnership between Kenya and UK.

Uhuru and Boris are also expected to announce major investments into the Big Four projects, namely health partnerships, affordable housing and manufacturing

The Global Education Summit will take centre stage in Uhuru’s visit to the UK.

The summit is aimed at raising $5 billion by mobilizing the international community to converge in London to push for quality education for all children in all countries across the developing world over the next 5 years.

During his visit to the UK, Uhuru is also scheduled to meet members of the UK Royal Family.

According to the official schedule for Uhuru’s three-day visit as an authority Guest of Government' of the UK entail;

  • The President will attend an event at West London's Kew Gardens, to celebrate the Kenya-UK Year of Climate Action, and Kenya's leadership on climate change in Africa ahead of COP26. He will then by hosted by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in an event at Mansion House, in London's historic financial district. The Foreign Secretary is expected to make significant announcements on the UK's support for Big Four projects in Kenya.
  • Prime Minister Johnson will host the President at Chequers, his country residence in Buckinghamshire, for bilateral talks, before the two host the official welcome reception for the Global Education Summit. Senior UK Royals will also welcome the President.
  • The President will co-chair the Global Education Summit, and focus on Kenya-UK health partnerships through COVID-19, as well as on cancer prevention and treatment.

Uhuru will also be joined by senior members of the Kenya and UK governments throughout his visit to discuss matters on defence, the environment, foreign affairs, health, and finance.

“It is 18 months since the President last visited the UK for the Africa Investment Summit. As part of that visit, the President agreed on a new Strategic Partnership with Prime Minister Johnson. The two leaders are expected to discuss huge progress across all areas of the partnership in that time,” read a joint press release by State House and British High Commission.

The following is the progress made so far featured in the statement:

  • Mutual Prosperity: A new Economic Partnership Agreement was ratified in May of this year, to boost trade worth already KES 200 billion a year.
  • Security and Stability: Earlier this year, we refreshed the Kenya-UK Security Compact to strengthen regional security and fight Al-Shabaab. Further announcements on security cooperation are expected as part of the visit.
  • Sustainable Development: In addition to co-chairing the Global Education Summit. Kenya and the UK have had an extremely strong partnership on COVID-19. The UK recently announced support to Kenya on genomic sequencing to track new COVID- 19 variants.
  • Climate change: We launched a Kenya-UK Year of Climate Action in January 2021 to drive Kenyan leadership in the region, and agreed a joint action plan on tackling climate change in Kenya.
  • People to People: Links between our universities and research institutions continue to grow, along with new visa routes open to Kenyans who want to work and study in the UK.