US Secretary of State John Kerry due in Nairobi on Monday

August 19, 2016 11:10 am
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During the talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, matters to do with regional security and counter terror cooperation will also be discussed/FILE
During the talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, matters to do with regional security and counter terror cooperation will also be discussed/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 19 – The 2017 General Election will be part of the discussions with the government when US Secretary of State John Kerry jets into the country for an official visit on Monday.

During the talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, matters to do with regional security and counter terror cooperation will also be discussed.

Kerry will be accompanied on the trip by Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

He will also meet with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed and other regional foreign ministers to discuss the ongoing challenges in the region, including South Sudan.

Kerry will head to Nigeria on Monday night and later Saudi Arabia to complete his three-nation tour mainly focused on counter-terrorism.

Talks on Somalia are likely to focus on the role of the African Union peacekeeping troops in the country in which Kenya is a main player.

The United States has been lending air support to the troops which have already restored peace to large swathes of the country.

Kerry will also have the opportunity to meet with participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative and the Mandela Washington Fellows programs.

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