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This Was Was Likely be the Last Time Wang and Kenyatta Meet in Their Current Roles, Ending a 9-Year Professional Relationship

File image of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Thursday’s meeting between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the State House in Mombasa will likely be their last in their current roles, bringing to a close a professional relationship that dates back to at least 2013 when they both ascended to the offices they hold today.

Now, with the President’s retirement from politics less than a year away after this summer’s general election, he’s been reflecting on his time in office which in so many ways is predicated on his close ties with Wang and other senior Chinese leaders who he successfully persuaded to fund billions of dollars of infrastructure projects.

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