Donald Trump yesterday made a phone call to Uhuru Kenyatta. According to the White House, the two heads of state spoke on a range of issue affecting the two countries.
The statement read in part “The President recognized Kenyan troops’ sacrifices in the fight against al-Shabaab.”
The full press release stated the following:
“President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya to reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries. The two leaders discussed our economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation.
President Trump expressed appreciation for Kenya’s significant contributions to the African Union Mission in Somalia and recognized Kenyan troops’ sacrifices in the fight against al-Shabaab. The two leaders also discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment in Kenya and the broader East Africa region.”