Published On: Sat, Dec 8th, 2018

US, Kenya discuss cooperation on the fight against Al-Shabaab

A senior US official met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi for talks on deepening bilateral ties.

Assistant Secretary for Bureau of African Affairs Tibor Nagy is in Nairobi to, among other issues, discuss a strategic partnership, regional security, trade, and investment.

Operations against Al Shabaab will feature in the meetings between Nagy and Kenyan Government officials.

During yesterday’s meeting, President Kenyatta said Kenya and the US faced similar threats and welcomed the cooperation that the two countries had cultivated over the years in dealing with security challenges.

On Wednesday, the US official met Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma. Nagy will also visit Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea before flying to Stuttgart, Germany, where he will meet the United States Africa Command.

The US military forces in support of the Federal Government of Somalia has continued to annihilate and degrade Al Shabaab in a series of airstrikes.

In its fresh airstrike, the US hit an Al Shabaab target in Lebede on November 30, killing nine suspected militants.

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