Kerry discusses security issues with Kenyan President

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday on security co-operation, after calling for unity in the face of terror attacks.

Kerry’s trip to the east African nation is the first high-level visit since 2012, and comes after years of tensions surrounding Kenyatta after he was charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

The ICC has since abandoned the case against Kenyatta over his alleged role in the 2007-2008 post-election violence, citing a lack of evidence and Kenya’s failure to cooperate – somewhat removing Kenyatta’s pariah status.

Few details of the meeting were given, but diplomats earlier said Kerry would raise human rights issues with Kenyatta, whose government has been accused of clamping down on civil society groups and the press.

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