Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Indian Prime Minister to visit Kenya next month at President Uhuru’s invitation
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kenya next month, following an invitation from President Uhuru Kenyatta. Uhuru has established strong ties with india in medicine and technology. India has done well in these two areas.
Many Kenyans go to India for cancer treatment and the President has previously urged indian hospitals to set up branches in Kenya. President Uhuru met Modi last October, when he went for the India-Africa Summit. Modi’s visit is expected to enhance trade between the two countries and help reduce the huge trade imbalance.
India exports goods worth Sh116 billion against Kenya’s Sh4 billion. Indian imports include apparel, household goods and consumer goods, construction materials and machinery. On the other hand, India can benefit from Kenyan various farm produce imports if local production capacity is boosted.
Source: The Star