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Stacy M. Brown
Published: 29 May 2024

At the U.S.-Kenya Business Forum held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, five memoranda of understanding and business deals were signed, marking a significant milestone in their business relations.

Areas of cooperation include agriculture, cooperatives, micro, small and medium enterprises, energy and petroleum, information, communication, and the digital, film and creative economy, among others.

At the event in Washington, DC, President William Ruto met with best-selling author, publisher, and Influential Businesswoman Lavaille Lavette, highlighting collaborations with Kenya.

President William Ruto and Lavaille Lavette, a New York Times Best Selling Publisher, Author, and Producer, exchanged mutual admiration during the President’s visit to Washington, DC. Lavette, a managing partner at the Global Services Company ROBERT COLSON, which has offices in both Kenya and the USA, discussed future collaborative projects with government officials.

Ms. Lavette, alongside Mr. Curtis Stancil, will lead a team visiting Kenya this fall.

The team of award-winning creatives will hold meetings with Dr. Erick Rutto, President of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and other authorities working to expand the entertainment industry in Kenya. Their efforts will focus on growth in publishing, film, and immersive entertainment.

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