The US has expressed confidence that Kenya will hold a free and fair election on Tuesday August 9.
Incoming US Ambassador to Kenya Margaret Whitman says they are also confident that the transition will be peaceful
Speaking when she presented her credentials to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ambassador Whitman said Kenya will show the world how a peaceful transition looks like.
“…I have no doubt Kenya will showcase for the world what free and fair election looks like and how peaceful transitions work,” the new Ambassador to Kenya said.
Amb. Whitman pledged to increase bilateral trade and investment ties between the two countries.
She observed that Kenya is a dynamic economic engine and technology leader in East Africa.
“Before I left Washington, President Biden reminded me that one quarter of the world’s population will reside in Africa by 2050. Pointing to Kenya’s leadership on the continent and beyond, President Biden asked me to use every tool at my disposal to deepen ties between our great nations,” she said.
Whitman arrived in the country on Monday for her new role
During the brief ceremony at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta also received credentials from incoming ambassadors Sebastian Groth of Germany, Kamal Gubara Mohamed of the Sudan and Bacha Debele Buta of Ethiopia.