Moi to Address Rally At Bureti

President Moi will today inspect development projects in Bureti District and thereafter address a public rally at Sotik town grounds.

The President, escorted by the Rift Valley Provincial Commissioner (PC), Peter Raburu, will arrive at Sotik town grounds at 12 noon where he will be received by Bureti District leaders.

Meanwhile, the President yesterday at State House, Nairobi, bade farewell to the outgoing ambassadors of Belgium and Poland, Mr. Leo Willems and Mr. Anderzej Olaszowka respectively.

The Belgium ambassador is leaving the country after a four-year tour of duty. Addressing him, President Moi noted that relations between Kenya and Belgium were cordial.

Noting that Belgium was a member of the European Union (EU), President Moi urged the EU to be more understanding of the African cause more so Kenyan.

He said the EU should take Kenya seriously especially when the country is articulating her social-economic position in the international fora.

Saying Africa needed to develop strong institutions, President Moi added that even the newly-launched African Union should not just be symbolic but should aim at solving a myriad of problems on the continent including civil strife and conflicts.

On bi-lateral matters, President Moi noted with appreciation Belgium’s involvement in Kenya’s development particularly in the rural areas.

And bidding the Polish ambassador farewell, President Moi noted that during the envoy’s five-year tour of duty, the number of Polish tourist to Kenya had doubled.

President Moi further noted with satisfaction that there were several Kenyan students studying in Polish universities particularly in the field of engineering.

Saying that relations between the two countries were cordial, the President however added there was need to put more effort to enhance bi-lateral co-operation between the two states.

Also present were Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Rebecca Nabutola, and the Chief of Protocol, George Owuor.