“We are here to learn of your desires and achievements and report back to our leadership” Kenyan MP Anna Nyokabi
By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – “Kenya which is home to thousands of citizens and expatriates with roots in Somaliland hopes to extend its relations with the government in Hargeisa and its citizens.”
This was said by Hon Ann Nyokabi a Kenyan Member of parliament of is leading a nine member delegation composed of legislators, Government officials and personal advisor to the Kenyan vice president that is visiting Somaliland on official invitation.
While stressing on the historical ties that bound the two countries Hon Nyokabi who represents Kiambu Constituency in parliament where she sits on the foreign Relations and defence committee said that her high powered delegation is in the country to share and exchange views on various issues especially those that Somaliland excels in like Democracy and Livestock export.
“Am proud to say that though my delegation is not the first of its kind to visit your country it involves legislators representing Naivasha and Isiolo where the biggest Somaliland communities in Kenya live” Said Hon Nyokabi
As she informed that Kenya has immensely gained from her Somaliland community she also said that Somaliland has too gained from the .large cadre of Kenyans working in the private, public and Development sectors of Somaliland.
“Though we are here on behalf of our colleagues in the Kenyan parliament and government to whom we shall report back we are also here to learn from achievements garnered by your country especial in democratic transition, peace building and Governance” she said
According to Somaliland Member of Parliament Ahmed Yasin Sh. Ali Ayanle the high powered delegation shall meet with various leadership that include president Silanyo, two houses of parliament, Academia, politicians and Kenyans in Somaliland as well as visit other towns like Berbera and diverse historical sites during the three days of visit.
Listen to the Joint Kenyan – Somaliland press briefing at the Egal International Airport