US, Kenya discuss on fighting against Al Shabaab


NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has held talks with US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Amb. Tibor Peter Nagy at State House in Nairobi capital.

Kenyatta and Amb. Peter Nagy discussed wide range issues, including war on Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab and rise of Islamic State in Somalia.

President Kenyatta briefed the US Assistant Secretary on peace and security in the region, citing Kenya’s and IGAD’s efforts at ensuring stability is attained in South Sudan and in Somalia.

For his part, Assistant Secretary Nagy, who was accompanied by US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, praised Kenya for playing an active role in ensuring peace and stability in the region.

He noted that the transnational challenges of terrorism and extremism in the Sahel, Northern Nigeria, Somalia, and now in Central Africa, and the rise of Boko Harem, Al Qaeda in the Magreb, ISIS West Africa, and Al Shabaab, require new, determined regional approaches to counteract these groups.

This, he added, includes “better-trained and paid African security and law enforcement.”