We can’t disclose SGR contract to media, China Ambassador says

China Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng has dismissed any possibility to disclose to the public the SGR contract President Uhuru promised five months ago in a television interview. Ambassador Wu on Tuesday said, “I cannot say we agree or disagree with disclosure. I do not speak on behalf of Kenya. The obstacle to disclosing contract is commercial interest protected by rule of law, which should be respected.” In an earlier interview with veteran journalist Macharia Gaitho, Wu had said there is no secret between the Chinese and Kenyan governments, and…

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Kenya denies entry to Somalia Deputy Minister, Senators, triggering another diplomatic row

There is yet another brewing diplomatic tiff between Kenya and Somalia. This is after reports that Somalia Deputy Minister of Water and Energy Osman Libah, Senators Ilyas Ali Hassan and Zamzam Dahir were on Monday denied access into Kenya, and were stranded at the JKIA airport and returned to Mogadishu on Tuesday morning. According to sources in Somalia, the country’s embassy in Nairobi unsuccessfully intervened on their behalf. The officials were scheduled to attend the launch of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa programme “Collaboration in Cross Border Areas…

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