Japan’s development cooperation growth portfolio to Kenya from independence to date stands at Ksh469.5 billion.
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr. Henry Rotich said that over the years, the projects that have benefited from the Japanese development assistance include Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and Kenya Medical Research Institute which have provided leadership in technology and innovation, and medical research respectively.

“Others include the construction of the Nairobi Missing Road Links Project, Embu Water Supply and development of water supply system in Kapsabet town”, Mr. Rotich added.
The Cabinet Secretary was speaking at the National Treasury Nairobi during the signing Ceremony for Exchange of Notes for Health Sector Support Programme worth Ksh3.28 billion for Universal Healthcare Coverage with Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Tatsushi Terada.
Projects currently under construction through funding from Japanese government, Mr. Rotich pointed, are Mombasa Port Area Road Development Project, Mombasa Port Development Project Phase 1, Baringo and Narok towns water supply, Mwea Irrigation Development Project, Olkaria 4 Geothermal Power Station and Olkaria-Lessos-Kisumu Power transmission line among others which will contribute greatly to our economic growth.
He said Ksh3.28 billion credit support from Japan to the Health Sector Support Programme will provide budget support to the health sector in a bid to promote the attainment of Universal Healthcare in the country.
He also said that the funds will be utilized to expand and strengthen essential health services at county hospitals in the country to ensure that all Kenyans enjoy quality healthcare.
Mr. Rotich said that Kenya will be the first country in Africa to host the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Yokohama Action Plan in Nairobi during the second half of 2016.
 He added that Kenya will continue to seek financial and technical support from Japan within the framework of TICAD initiative to implement priority projects in line with the Vision 2030 blue print and utilize the forthcoming Kenya/Japan Annual Bilateral Consultations for Economic Cooperation for 2015/2016 financial year to discuss areas of future cooperation and other issues of mutual interest between the two countries.
He said Kenya’s cooperation with Japan is anchored currently on the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Yokohama Action Plan, adding that under the Action Plan, particularly the “Yokohama Declaration”, the road map for the support of African growth and development under the TICAD process has been clearly defined.
Early this year, he said, Kenya and Japan signed the Exchange of Notes for Japan’s Non Project Grant Aid for Provision of Japanese Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) products, Mombasa Port Development Phase 2 Project and the Project for Medical Waste and Hazardous Waste Appropriate Processing Plant which makes Japan one of Kenya’s major development partners.
Present during the signing ceremony for Exchange of Notes for Health Support Programme for Universal Healthcare Coverage were among others Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary Mr. James Macharia, National Treasury Principal Secretary Dr. Kamau Thugge and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) chief representative to Kenya Mr. Hideo Eguchi.