President Uhuru To Meet Obama at US-Africa Conference


President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to meet US President Barack Obama in August, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has confirmed.

Mr Godec was speaking during the launch of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer at the Nairobi Club on Tuesday night saying that Obama had invited President Uhuru to join him at the first US-African Leaders’ Summit.

“The President will use the summit as another great opportunity to deepen the five decades’ relationship that has existed between the two great countries,” said Godec.

According to Godec, the meeting between the two presidents is meant to strengthen economic ties between the United States and Kenya.

“Promoting trade investments in Kenya remains a top goal commitment for my government, thus the two meeting will be a milestone for the two economies,” he said.

On the claims that his government had issued travel advisories to Kenya and were planning changes of personnel at its Embassy, he dismissed those claims saying: “Let me be clear: We have not evacuated any citizens; we have not advised Americans against visiting Kenya; we have not banned travel here. The US Embassy is here to stay. The US Government is here to stay. And US business is here to stay,”said Godec.

Additional reporting by the Star


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