First Kenyan Ambassador to CARICOM accredited

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) last Thursday accredited the first Ambassador of Kenya to CARICOM.

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in receiving the credentials of Ambassador Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri, said the occasion added a new chapter to the 2019 milestone year when Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta paid visits to Jamaica and Barbados, and the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley paid a reciprocal visit to Kenya. After these exchanges a number of developments unfolded, some of which were placed on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

One such plan which was affected by COVID-19 was for Kenya to host a CARICOM and Africa Summit in 2020. However, other plans continue to engage both nations.