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DP William Ruto urges international community to invest Kenya

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Deputy President William Ruto has urged the international community to invest Kenya, observing that Africa has the highest return on investment in the world.

Addressing private sector players and industry captains in Rome, Italy, on Monday, Mr Ruto said the ongoing investments in infrastructure, energy and the development of human capital have had a positive impact on the ease of doing business in Kenya.

“There are huge opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, health and housing which guarantee a return on investment. We would want to interest the private and public sector in Italy to work with Kenya because there is a win-win possibility,” he said

This comes after Italy pledged to help Kenya build capacity necessary to aid its development agenda.

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Earlier Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio had said the rich experience Italy has in roads, energy, water and technical training is worth being replicated in Kenya “as it prepares for an economic take-off”. Mr Di Maio spoke on Monday in his office in Rome when he held bilateral talks with Deputy President William Ruto.

“We are ready to support initiatives that would result to more trade between Kenya and Italy. We are currently reorienting our trainings to be in harmony with industry demands.

This calls for us to forge partnerships,” said the Deputy Prime Minister. He said Italy was keen at giving utmost attention to ongoing and new projects that would impact positively on the lives of Kenyans.

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