International relations will be pegged on the concept of economic and trade diplomacy and strategic alliances with global economic blocs, President Mwai Kibaki said in Nairobi last week. The President affirmed that Kenya must align itself with economic blocs of strategic importance and forge deep ties with strong economic powers internationally.

The Kenya government has initiated a new strategy that will use diplomacy to attract and boost investments and forge closer links with the West. It has shifted its policy to embrace the concept of economic and trade diplomacy, which demands that Kenya aligns itself with economic blocs of strategic importance.

The visit by America's Vice-President Joe Biden was a thumping success. Biden exuded the exuberance and hope that define the Obama administration.

The Head of State pointed out that the current global economic, cultural and communities integration had led to a growing need for broad consular representation of the country to spur close interaction with other countries.

[Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka] said the government will continue to engage its citizens abroad in various fields as they were not only contributors to the country's economic growth but are also ambassadors who play a crucial role of boosting positive image internationally.

Kenya and China on Thursday pledged to strengthen bilateral cooperation during a meeting between senior officials of the two countries...[Wang Gang, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee] said the Sino-Kenyan ties have witnessed great development of friendship and successful cooperation in such fields as politics, infrastructure and trade, as well as mutual support in international affairs.

But the countries that share the Nile River basin – Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo – are tired of Egypt, and to a lesser extent Sudan, dictating the terms of the river water’s usage.