US Secretary of State, John Kerry is slated to visit Kenya in May as part of plans to reinforce the anti-terrorism campaign in the East African Region. He is scheduled to be in Kenya on May 4th with the key aim of promoting security in the region.
John Kerry’s visit comes just a few days after reports revealed that Islamic State was funding Al-Shabaab to launch attacks in the region. Al-Shabaab which is Islamic State affiliate in the region has increased their number of attacks in the region and this only evidences the increased funding.
John Kerry will be in Kenya to show the total commitment if the US in fighting terrorism globally and especially in the region and ensuring the stability of the region. His travel plan and calendar of events for the visit remain a secret but of the key agenda is how to stop the funding of Al-Shabaab by any individual or group.
This is not the first meeting from Washington as it comes just a few weeks after a delegation from the US Senate and Congress toured the country and had talks with the executive and opposition leaders. The three-day visit by a 5-member team was in Kenya to try and understand the Security situation and the war on terror in Kenya.
The US legislators were briefed on the steps that were being taken in the fight against terrorism, the KDF’s role, milestones and challenges in Somalia and the approaches put in place to deal with radicalization in the region.
The talks both by John Kerry and the Capitol delegation’s agenda are all aimed at improving security in the region and nurturing bilateral relations between Kenya and the United States.