US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in the country on a three day tour.
Tillerson who arrived Friday afternoon is set to hold several meetings in the country the highlight being his meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta where they will discuss trade, global terrorism and emerging issues after the 2017 general elections.
When this US Air force plane touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 4.35 pm, the event was turning out to be historic not just because the political class was reading from the same script after the unity talks but the 1st high ranking officer from the Trumps’ administration was calling on the country.
Security was on high alert, the marines keeping everyone at bay as Tillerson disembarked from the plane.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry Ababu Namwamba and US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec were waiting to receive him.
Tillerson is in the country for a three day visit in his continued tour of Africa and is scheduled to leave the country on Monday as he heads to Chad.
Top on the agenda of Tillerson is to try and tame China’s influence in Africa, with China being the biggest development partner so far with the continent.
And with America’s ties with Kenya running into decades the two countries are keen on continuing with the relationship particularly on issues of Trade and the fight against global terrorism.