President William Ruto has announced that the Ukrainian government is planning to establish a grain hub in Mombasa, as part of a broader effort to address food shortages in Kenya and the wider East African region. This announcement follows his meeting with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he reaffirmed his support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
“In New York, I engaged in discussions with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who expressed a commitment to create a grain hub at the Port of Mombasa to tackle food scarcity in East Africa,” Ruto stated on Tuesday. He also emphasized Kenya’s advocacy for a peaceful resolution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict in order to restore stability, alleviate human suffering, and prevent property destruction.
President Ruto’s schedule for Tuesday also included meetings with Ajay Banga, the President of the World Bank.
On Monday, the head of state met with various international leaders, including Presidents Vjosa Osmani of Kosovo and Zuzana Caputova of Slovakia, as well as Gambia Vice President Muhammad Jallow, and Prime Ministers Mette Frederiksen of Denmark and Ulf Kristersson of Sweden, respectively.