Monday, 18 June, 2018

US Reacts to President Kenyatta-Raila Unity Pledge

Musalia Mudavadi Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula Kenyan rivals meet for talks following election strife
Jay Anderson | 11 March, 2018, 01:49

Tillerson, who arrived in Nairobi on Friday afternoon as part of his tour of Africa, said the U.S.is interested in widening its investment in Kenya and strengthening trade relations between the two countries.

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Both Kenyatta and Odinga had said in a joint statement that they agreed to establish a new office staffed by advisers.

About 150 people were killed in the aftermath of the disputed election.

With continued black outs and unstable energy transmission systems, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon investors to exploit opportunities in power transmission in Kenya.

Kenyatta added that the two leaders would begin to discuss "what ails us and what creates division amongst us".

Madaxweynaha Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta ayaa sheegay in Raila Odinga uu yahay Walaalkii, isla markaana ay billaabayaan geedi socodka ay wada xaajoonayaan halka ay dhibaatada iyo kala qeybsanaanto ka timid.

Kenyan rivals meet for talks following election strife

"It's a really good step towards harmonizing the country", said Brian Wanjoki, a pedestrian. So, I think it's a really good idea that they've met.

"After the meeting between the two leaders yesterday (Friday), it was clear that the chapter of political competition in the country is over". "I think the leaders want to say to [Tillerson], 'Look, we've buried the hatchet, we've moved forward".

Kenya was plunged into political crisis after the Supreme Court annulled the August presidential election, due to irregularities, and Odinga and his supporters boycotted a second round in October.

The Kenyan government shut down three television channels in January on the day that Odinga took a symbolic presidential oath in a mock inauguration.

He said the security situation is still dependent on AMISOM and Somalia partners, and that the planned UN/AU withdrawal of AMISOM by 2020 needs to be carefully reviewed.

"The meeting must have been come out of pressure from the US secretary of state", Andati said. "So, it helps ease the political tensions...."

But some Kenyans said the meeting was merely a veneer of unity ahead of a visit to Nairobi on Friday by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and it would do little to address underlying divisions that fueled last year's violence.




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