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East Africa-India Security Relations/China-Africa Partnership: the Quest for Win-Win Relationship


Frederick kang'ethe Iraki

Abstract

Kenyan media as well as international media such as VOX Africa continue to report that Uhuru Kenyatta returned this week with an investment package totaling 425 billion shillings (5 billion dollars) from China. The target domains are railroad from Mombasa to Kisumu and energy generation. The move is interpreted as the enactment of the often-touted Kenya’s “Look East Policy”.  It is yet to be seen what investment deal Kenya will broker with India and other Asian countries in the next few years. Evidently, one deal with China cannot qualify as an entire East policy; one swallow does not make a summer. Nonetheless, there are new developments from China and India that command attention in Africa.

Key words: India, China, Africa, foreign, policy, relations