Speaking about the outcome of the referendum, the Foreign Secretary said:
“I congratulate the people of Kenya on their historic referendum which has approved a new constitution for the country and for the peaceful and open manner in which it was conducted. This is a landmark decision that raises hopes for a new era of stability, accountability and prosperity in Kenya.
I hope that this result will encourage Kenya’s Government and people to continue to strive for further reform and development. As a long standing partner of Kenya, the UK will be a staunch friend throughout this process.”