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Trump to host Kenyan leader, Uhuru Kenyatta, 27th Aug



US President Donald Trump will meet with Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta in Washington later this month to discuss security and trade , the White House announced Monday .
“ 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 , ” the White House said in a statement.

Kenyatta ’ s visit is set for August 27 . He would only be the third African leader to come to the White House under Trump , after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al -Sisi visited last year and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari came in April.

“ President Trump and President Kenyatta will explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries , while strengthening security cooperation, ” the statement read .

Kenyatta won re – election last year in a drawn – out poll that divided the nation and left at least 92 dead, according to rights groups .

( AFP )

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