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Kenya & Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Forge Green Energy Partnership

Kenya President

Kenya’s President Williams Ruto on Wednesday, February 7 visited the Toyota Tsusho Corporation Headquarters in Japan to solidify a strategic partnership for Kenya aimed at revolutionizing the country’s green energy sector.

The signing of a comprehensive Framework Agreement between Kenya and Toyota Tsusho Corporation marks a significant step towards sustainable development and economic growth.

“In Tokyo, Japan, witnessed the signing of the Framework Agreement For Collaboration between Kenya and Toyota Tsusho Corporation and later toured the Toyota Motamachi Factory,” President Ruto Stated.

The agreement encompasses a wide array of initiatives, with a primary focus on bolstering Kenya’s green energy value chain.

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Key Projects Under Partnership

Some of the key projects under this collaboration include the Meru Wind power project, Menengai Geothermal, and Isiolo solar power projects.

“I am glad that Toyota Tsusho Corporation finds the project viable. We undertake to provide sufficient incentives to multinational automotive manufacturers to set up in Kenya,” President Ruto Stated.

The pact entails Sh15 Billion Meru Wind Farm Energy, Sh8 Billion Isiolo Solar Energy, Sh800 Million Thika Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers’ initial investment, Sh75 Billion Menengai Geothermal Plant and Electrified Vehicles promotion.

These projects are poised to not only diversify Kenya’s energy mix but also reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. They will help the country align with global efforts to combat climate change.

Moreover, the partnership extends beyond energy production to embrace innovation in transportation. With a commitment to promoting electrified vehicles, including Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (HEVs), the collaboration seeks to usher in a new era of eco-friendly mobility solutions.

Kenya intends to embracing sustainable transportation options. At the same time, it aims to mitigate air pollution and foster a cleaner, healthier environment for its citizens.

Furthermore, the agreement underscores the importance of enhancing Kenya’s automotive industry. Through joint efforts, both parties aim to bolster the car assembly industry. Likewise  they aim to leverage technological advancements and expertise to drive innovation and competitiveness.

This initiative holds the potential to create employment opportunities and stimulate economic growth within the country.

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Kenya & Japan Toyota Collaboration

Kenya’s President William Ruto expressed optimism about the partnership. He highlighted its transformative potential for Kenya’s economy and environment.

More so, he emphasized the importance of international collaboration in achieving sustainable development goals. This helps in stressing the need for continued investment in green energy and technology.

The collaboration between Kenya and Toyota Tsusho Corporation exemplifies a shared commitment to sustainability and innovation.

This partnership will help to harnessing the power of green energy and fostering technological advancements. On the other hand, it will paves the way for a brighter, more sustainable future for Kenya and its people.

Additionally, President Ruto’s appeal to Japanese investors underscores Kenya’s commitment to attracting foreign investment and fostering sustainable development.

“Investing in Kenya will offer Japanese enterprises access to the East African Community (EAC), COMESA, the Tripartite Free Trade Area and Africa Continental Free Trade Area markets of more than 1.4 billion people and a combined GDP of $3.4 trillion.

A good return on investment is guaranteed, especially in our renewable energy, manufacturing, agriculture and technology sectors,” Ruto stated.