President Kenyatta held a meeting on Sunday evening with Prince William who paid him a visit at the State House. The main agenda discussed was on wildlife with the intention of ending wildlife crime.
Held talks with Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, when he called on me at State House. Our discussions mainly focused on wildlife conservation | @KensingtonRoyal #EndWildlifeCrime pic.twitter.com/ITe7d0FwYO
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) September 30, 2018
According to reports in British newspapers earlier this month, the aim of his visit was to seek to scale the fight against poaching in order to save endangered wildlife species.
In his first speech as patron of the Royal African Society (RAS) during a reception in the UK, Prince William had announced his intended tour of Africa that will take place later in October. The Prince, who is second in line to the British throne, said he was devastated at the effects poaching was having on wildlife.
He said, “I am deeply saddened by the numbers of elephant, rhino and pangolin who have been illegally slaughtered for their tusks, horns and scales.”
Prince William added that the illegal wildlife trade also had a devastating human impact. “Too many brave rangers are tragically killed each year by poachers. Communities see their tourist livelihoods threatened. And the proceeds of the illegal wildlife trade fund broader criminal networks and threaten security.”
The Duke of Cambridge also visited Ol Maiso primary school in Laikipia, Kenya and went lunch at Forward Operating Base SWARA in Laikipia County.
Prince William also has great interest in matters of security as well as tourism. Although that was not discussed this time, during his previous visit to Kenya in March 2016 he met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi , and they discussed matters security and tourism.