Meeting between UDA and CPC officials in Nairobi. [Source/CEK]
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) leadership has met a delegation of Communist Party of China (CPC).
Led by party leader President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, the UDA officials discussed ways to take practical measures to further strengthen cooperation and exchanges between the two parties.
Details of the meeting was revealed in a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Tuesday.
"At the invitation of Kenya's ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, a Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation has visited Kenya and briefed the hosts on the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress," read part of the tweet.
Outgoing Secretary General Veronica Maina, who will be replaced officially by former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala on March 2, was also present during the meeting.
"During the visit, the delegation met with Party Leader of the UDA and President William Ruto, and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, and held working talks with UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina," the Chinese Embassy posted
The meeting comes amid protests by local traders over what they have termed as China invasion into their businesses.
On Tuesday, angry Nyamakima and Kamukunji traders staged demonstrations in Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD) demanding the closure of China Square situated at the Unicity Mall along Thika Superhighway.
They called for the retail outlet, managed by Chinese businessman Lei Cheng, be shut down as it was slowing down business operations.
Representatives of the traders are expected to meet DP Gachagua on Wednesday to discuss foreigners' "takeover" of local markets.
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