East African Standard
By Victor Bwire and PPS
Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Moi, Aga Khan in talks

President Moi yesterday at State House, Nairobi, held lengthy discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan.

Their talks centred on bilateral issues.

Also present were the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Major (Rtd) Marsden Madoka, the Head of the Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Sally Kosgey, Permanent Secretary Rebecca Nabutola, the Aga Khan’s representative to Kenya, Anil Aishani and the Chief of Protocol, Mr George Owuor.

The spiritual leader of the Ismailia community is in the country for a one-day private visit.

He was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday night by Madoka.

Members of the Ismailia community jammed the airport to pay their respect to the Aga Khan, who has been in Uganda on a state visit, amid tight security.

The Aga Khan, who arrived in a private jet, will meet members of the Ismailia community, senior Government officials and managers of several of his development projects spread across the country.

His last visit here was in 1997. He is expected to review the progress of activities under the Aga Khan Development Network.

In Uganda , he held discussions with President Yoweri Museveni and also reviewed the progress of the Aga Khan projects in that country.

The Aga Khan Development Network in Kenya works through the Aga Khan Foundation, the Aga Khan Education Services and various industrial, insurance and banking concerns, all aimed at economic development in the private sector.