The government has urged Swedish companies to invest in Kenya because of its macro-economic stability and the strategic location.

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Mr. Joe Mucheru said the Kenya is acknowledged as an ICT leader in the region and therefore Swedish companies should take advantage of the of the county’s digital revolution and its strategic geographical location to invest widely.

Speaking at the Swedish National Day Celebration held at the Embassy residence, Mr. Mucheru commended the Swedish government for their financial and technical support to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as it prepares to conduct the General Elections.

The Cabinet Secretary said the government is committed to provide a conducive environment for free, fair and credible elections and called on foreign companies to invest in the country because of the existing peace and stability.

Mr. Mucheru said Kenya would continue working closely with Sweden to expand and strengthen ties and cooperation for the development of the two countries.

The Swedish High Commissioner to Kenya, Ambassador Johan Borgstam, pledged his government’s support to electoral process in the country and called on the media to actively play their role to promote democratic participation and governance.

Ambassador Borgstam said journalists should work without fear in order to execute their watchdog role without intimidation.

The Ambassador lauded Kenya’s efforts to ban plastic bags saying materials polluted the environment and that there was important to stop production and use.

By Cheruiyot korir June 7th 2017