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Newsline: Kenya opens embassy in Cuba

Kenya has officially opened an embassy in Cuba in a renewed bid to strengthen relations with the Caribbean region. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Kenya is looking to learn from Cuba’s experience in providing health care services to its people in spite of sanctions imposed on it by the US until last year. Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri, who was acquitted in March this year of any role in the Tokyo embassy scandal, will now be in charge of the Cuba mission. Mr Muchiri, who served as ambassador to Libya before that mission was closed, will head the embassy that will take care of other countries in the region. On Thursday, Kenya signed a communique with the West Indies islands St Kitts and Nevis to establish diplomatic relations. This means the Cuban mission will also be handling relations with this country in the Caribbean.



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