German leader Scholz in Kenya to explore green energy

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has arrived in Kenya for an official visit, which will see him hold bilateral talks with President William Ruto and other top government officials.

Reports say Mr Scholz will explore co-operation on renewable energy, among other bilateral ties, during his visit to Kenya.

On Thursday, Mr Scholz met the chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, in Ethiopia and discussed the Sudan conflict.

Mr Faki said there could be no military solution to the Sudan unrest, while Mr Scholz expressed his country’s support for international efforts to end the fighting, Ethiopian media said.

On Saturday, Mr Scholz is expected to visit Africa’s biggest geothermal plant at Lake Naivasha in the geologically active Great Rift Valley, which is key to Kenya’s plans to produce green hydrogen.