Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery met with United States Ambassador Robert Godec to highlight major issues concerning the forthcoming regional conference on countering violent extremism.
Joseph Nkaissery was also earlier invited by United States Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Washington DC.
The Washington DC meeting, which put in place practical strategies was also attended by kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to Interior Ministry Spokesman Mwenda Njoka the Nairobi meeting was to bring together security ministers, Intelligence and counter terrorism experts from East and Central Africa to discuss strategies for countering violent extremism, which has become an international security problem.
the United States has given Kenya about Sh9.1billion in aid to fight terrorism that is threatening Kenya’s economy.
The United States is committed in assisting Kenya to tackle the problem of terrorism mainly from al Shabaab who are based in Kenya’s neighbor Somalia.
Kerry said on Monday that the United States would help Kenya in border security, intelligence sharing, security co-operation, equipment, training of military and security personnel, counter-terrorism strategy and investigations.
Also present at yesterday’s meeting alongside Joseph Nkaissery were and counter terrorism officials from Interior Ministry and US embassy.