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Kenya’s envoy to Cuba presents credentials as ties deepen

Chege succeeds Ambassador Mwaniki Muchiri, who was appointed Public Service Commission chairman in December 2021

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Kenya’s envoy to Cuba Ambassador Gathoga Chege presents his credentials to President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the Palace of the Revolution on July 7/ MFA

Kenya’s envoy to Cuba Ambassador Gathoga Chege on July 7 presented his credentials to President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the Palace of the Revolution.

Present during the ceremony were acting Foreign Affairs Minister of Cuba MGerardo Peñalver Portal and Ambassador Yabesh Monari, Head of the Kenyan Chancery.

Chege succeeds Ambassador Mwaniki Muchiri, who was appointed Public Service Commission chairman in December 2021.

This is even as Kenya deepen its relations with Cuba, particularly in health sector.

On July 2, President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

According to State House Press, President Kenyatta and Minister Parrilla discussed a wide range of matters of bilateral importance to Kenya and Cuba, including the safe return of the Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya by Al Shabaab in 2019.

On his part, the Cuban Foreign Minister thanked President Kenyatta for his commitment to enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Earlier, Parilla held talks with Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo at the start of his two-day visit.

A dispatch by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the two ministers underscored Kenya and Cuba’s shared values that are based on South-South cooperation.

“They reaffirmed the strong bonds of friendship between the two states and committed to explore ways of bolstering cooperation in areas of health, trade, investments and agriculture,” the statement said.

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