Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula has hinted at the possibility of direct flights between Tokyo and Nairobi.
In a statement after holding talks with the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya on Monday, November 14, at parliament buildings, Wetangula said the envoy had fronted the idea to boost transit between the two countries.
“The envoy, who has been serving in the nation since December 2021, stated that he is looking into the possibility of starting direct flights between Tokyo and Nairobi,” Wetangula said.
Okaniwa said that Japan is ready to exchange programs for members of the two Houses of Parliament, indicating that Kenya is a fantastic commercial partner.
Moses Wetangula commended the significant contribution made by the Japanese government in the development of infrastructure, motorcycles, and technology.
Wetangula and Okaniwa also spoke about other important topics that will benefit Kenya and significantly boost the country’s economy.
“We discussed a variety of topics, such as the manufacturing sector, climate change, waste management practices, and the Japan-Kenya technical skills and experience exchange program.”
Wetangula and Okaniwa’s meeting comes days after Foreign Affairs CS Alfred Mutua and Japan’s Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa met on Friday, November 4.