President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyan-born Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi to use her position to boost bilateral ties between Kenya and Australia.
During a meeting with the Senator, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi, President Uhuru said he was particularly keen to see a regular exchange programme, that will facilitate sharing of ideas between Kenyan and Australian people.
The Head of State said the exchange of ideas should also apply at the professional and cultural levels among other areas of mutual benefit.
The President said Kenya could learn a lot from Australia which has been a democracy for 200 years.
He also congratulated Senator Gichuhi on her election to Australia’s federal Parliament, saying it was no mean achievement.
The Kenya-born Senator commended Kenya, saying last year’s election process was a major milestone in terms of entrenching democracy.