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US Secretary of State in Kenya for official four day visit

US Secretary of State in Kenya

US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson is in Kenya for a four day visit in the country.

The plane carrying Tillerson touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport at 4.30pm this evening and he was received by Foreign Affairs cabinet secretary Monica Juma and the US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec.

The US Secretary of state is expected to address the press with his key agenda being matters of security and human rights.

He is expected to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials in talks set to focus on continued support for the democratic process in Kenya, refugee issues, and press freedom.

The US Secretary kicked off his week-long tour of Africa in Ethiopia yesterday.

Tillerson is also expected to visit Chad, Djibouti and Nigeria.

on the other hand, the US state department has added two Kenyan to its list of wanted al-Shabab leaders.

The announcement was made during the US Secretary of State Rix Tilison’s first visit to Africa.

Ahmad Iman Ali and Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi are believed to be commanders for the Somalia-based militant group.

Ali is accused of masterminding the deadly January 2016 attack against a Kenyan military base in El-Adde, southern Somalia, as well as recruiting Kenyans to fight for al-Shabab.

Abdi is suspected to have led the 2014 attack that left some 50 people dead in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni.

Both men are believed to be in Somalia.

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