Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta will on Thursday meet with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, to discuss a range of subjects including financial transparency, security and human rights, the White House said on Tuesday.
The meeting, which will be the first time Joe Biden is hosting an African President, will come on the backdrop of various crises, one touching on the Kenyan leader himself, as well as the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, DailyMonitor reports.
Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary said the US leader will host the Kenyan counterpart at the White House in Washington to discuss issues around bilateral ties.
“The leaders will discuss the strong US-Kenyan bilateral relationship and the need to bring transparency and accountability to domestic and international financial systems,” she said in a statement.
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“They will also discuss efforts to defend democracy and human rights, advance peace and security, accelerate economic growth, and tackle climate change”, she added.