US Pledges Continuous Support as Kenya Celebrates 53rd Independence

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry

The United States has pledged continuous support to the government and the people of Kenya as the country celebrates her 53rd Independence Day on Monday.

The Department of State on Monday released a statement signed by the Secretary of State, information pills John Kerry on behalf of President Barack Obama.

“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, remedy I send our best wishes to the people of Kenya as you celebrate 53 years of independence on December 12,” part of the statement says.

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“As you mark the establishment of Kenya as a Republic, let us also celebrate the strong partnership between our two nations.”

The biggest US diplomatic center in the East and Central Africa is in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and the outgoing President Barrack Obama’s father Obama Sr. hailed from the East African nation.

The same statement stressed that Nairobi’s continuous effort to shape economic prosperity and democracy are shared visions to be supported.

“The United States will continue to support Kenya’s ongoing effort to build a prosperous and democratic society that allows all of Kenya’s people to flourish.”

The Washington administration however fell short of mentioning the cooperation in the fight against terrorism by the two nations.

US drastically increased security presence and partnership with Kenya when her embassies were simultaneously bombed in Nairobi and Tanzanian capital Dar es Salam in 1998 killing over 200 people.

Kenya has become a major target of Somali based Islamic militant group, the Alshabaab since 2011 when KDF crossed to the Eastern neighbor to pursue the radicals in the mission codenamed Operation Linda Nchi.

The US has been vital in helping Kenya to avert several terror plots by providing intelligence and strategic training to the police and army.


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