US reaffirms the importance of its strong ties with Kenya

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Joe Biden

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his United States counterpart Joe Biden have reaffirmed the importance of strong ties between Nairobi and Washington.

During a meeting held at White House on Thursday, the two discussed matters of democracy,  human rights, strengthening financial transparency, accelerating economic growth, and tackling climate change among others.

President Uhuru appreciated the working relations between the US  and Kenya,especially in regards to the fight against Covid-19.

I’d like to thank your government for helping Kenya and the African continent in regard to access to Covid-19 vaccines,” said Uhuru.

We in Africa are lagging behind in the Covid-19 vaccination drive compared to the rest of the world,” he added.

President Biden said to boost the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, his administration was making an additional one-time donation of 17 more million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to the African Union.

The two heads of states also said they seek to address the continuing violence in Ethiopia, as well as threats from Al Shabab in Somalia.

Ethiopia’s Tigray region has reported increased cases of violence including sexual violence, massacres among others.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in the US on Sunday, October 10 for a working visit, including chairing the UN Security Council.

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