Theresa May boosts Uhuru Kenyatta's graft fight


Whatever they assume about Britishers being stern and tight-lipped in their behaviour was proved wrong by UK Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to Africa.

"I think Britain wants good relations with Kenya as a market, an expanding market".

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of London's financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation.

Security has been beefed up in Nairobi as part of the final preparations ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's high profile visit to Kenya.

Al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is a Somalia-based terror group which has launched regular attacks on neighbouring Kenya, such as the assault on Nairobi's Westgate Mall that killed at least 67 people in 2013.

As she wrapped up her three-day trip in Kenya, the PM was enticed to bust a move once again.

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"Let us leave the next generation a partnership even more vital than the one we enjoy today- and a world in which all our people enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity". "We have democracy in common so let us defend it together", said Kenyatta.

She also pledged that any assets acquired from corruption in Kenya and hidden in the United Kingdom, would be sent back: "Today we signed an agreement to ensure that any proceeds of corruption that end up in the United Kingdom will be given back to the people of Kenya".

May declared her ambition for Britain to become the G7's biggest investor in Africa by 2022 and announced a new four-billion-pound ($5.1 billion, 4.4 billion euro) investment programme.

The UK is to increase its military support to Nigeria to help protect its citizens and British workers in the country from terror attacks.

The article emphasized how Uhuru "repeated his reference to long gap between British Prime Minister's visits" as they sought to explain why Kenya was keen to seek investment from anywhere in the world following the Uhuru's recent U.S. trip.