Trade and security top agendas in upcoming Trump, Kenyatta meeting

The US president has extended an invitation to president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya this summer.

The State House spokesperson Kanze Dena said in a press briefing that “The two leaders will discuss good bilateral relationships between the two countries and plans to boost among other sectors, security, trade, and investment.”

In a statement seen by Jamhuri News confirming Kenyatta’s visit, the White House hailed Kenya’s partnership with the US saying “Kenya is a vital partner of the United States, and President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to broaden the strategic partnership based on our shared democratic values and mutual interests. President Trump and President Kenyatta will explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries while strengthening security cooperation.”

The government spokeslady said there was little or no possibility that the issue of the controversial Sh300 billion loan to finance the construction of a six-lane expressway to link Mombasa and Nairobi would be discussed during the meeting.

“The visit is official and will mainly focus on trade, security, and peace, it is set for August 26.” Ms. Dena said.