Sunday, 26 June 2016

Uhuru says UK people exercised their rights in EU divorce


Joseph Mambili 2 hours ago 8277
President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks on UK Brexit vote
– President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the people of the UK have exercised their democtaric rights in voting to leave the European Union
– The exit will be negotiated over a a period of time between Britain and the European Union
– Uhuru said Kenya will maintain its historic ties with Britain, while continuing to engage a stable EU
– British PM David Cameron has said he will step down by October, 2016 to allow his successor to conduct talks
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the people of the United Kingdom have exercised that democtaric right in voting to divorceEuropean Union.
Uhuru said Kenya will maintain its historic ties with Britain, while continuing to engage a stable European Union.
Uhuru says UK people exercised their rights in EU divorce
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Cameron will be leaving office in October.

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Regardless of what outcome any world leader envisioned or supported, the people of the United Kingdom spoke and made their voice heard. Kenya, will, of course, maintain its historic ties with Britain, while continuing to engage a stable European Union,” he said.
He added that both UK and EU are critical to Kenya and to the development, peace and security of our region and the continent at large.
Uhuru says UK people exercised their rights in EU divorce
Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon treaty sets out how an EU country might voluntarily leave the union.
Uhuru pointed out that Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge has already addressed matters related to Kenyan currency.
Uhuru says UK people exercised their rights in EU divorce
Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon treaty sets out how an EU country might voluntarily leave the union.
It is crucial for all Kenyans to note that the referendum results do not yield an immediate exit. The exit will be negotiated over a length of time between Britain and the European Union, during which time the status quo will more or less remain the same,” he added.
The EU referendum bitterly divided UK, with 51.9 per cent of voters casting their ballots to leave and 48.1 per cent voting to remain.
Uhuru says UK people exercised their rights in EU divorce
Anti-Brexit protesters gather at parliament.
The result was greeted with shock and anger in many quarters, sent the pound and markets plunging, and has left a leadership vacuum as the country faces an uncertain new future.
Our current engagements are within the framework of the EPAs with the EU. Our negotiation of a new framework for bilateral trade is something that, if needed, will happen over a period of time and we will continue to engage the United Kingdom on this issue, ” the president said.
Uhuru says UK people exercised their rights in EU divorce
The foreign ministers of the EU’s founding states in Berlin on Saturday.
The result has sparked plans for a second independence referendum in Scotland. where all electoral districts voted Remain, and a petition for London to declare independence from the rest of the UK and apply to join the EU.

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