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New Kenyan Government “Has No Plans to Scale Down Collaboration With China,” Says National Assembly Speaker

Kenya's Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula met with Chinese Ambassador Zhou Pingjian on September 23, 2022. Image via @HonWetangula.

Speculation that newly-elected Kenyan President William Ruto would pull back on ties with China, as he hinted during his election campaign, was quelled last week when the president’s ally in the National Assembly, Speaker Moses Wetangula, met with Ambassador Zhou Pingjian and said there are “no plans to scale down collaboration with China.”

Wetangula said the President will still look to China to help finance Kenya’s infrastructure development.

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