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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Kenyan political leaders

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Kenyan political leaders

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday in Nairobi as part of his two-day state visit to the East African country.

Bilateral discussions were held between Kerry and Kenyatta at the Kenyan State House focused on regional peace and security which is threatened by terrorism acts mainly perpetrated by the al-Shabaab Islamist sect.

President Kenyatta said they also took stock of their bilateral relations and exchanged views on how to strengthen their engagements.

John Kerry has also met with other government officials as well as foreign ministers from five East African countries including Kenya’s Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed. They discussed extensively issues of regional security including the South Sudanese situation.

The meetings extended to Kenya’s opposition leaders where John Kerry called on all parties including Kenyatta to “commit to free, fair, credible and peaceful elections in 2017”.

From Kenya, John Kerry is expected to visit Nigeria on Tuesday.