A conversation with President Uhuru Kenyatta

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta
Republic of Kenya

Moderated by

Ms. Bronwyn Bruton
Director of Programs and Studies; Deputy Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Welcome and introduction by

Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Kenya is among the United States’ most important allies in Africa. Over the last decade, an expanding number of US companies have entered the Kenyan market, attracted by the political, structural, and economic reforms that have made it significantly easier to conduct business in-country. In recognition of Kenya’s strong contributions to the African Union Peace-keeping Mission in Somalia and the country’s role as a key regional actor, the United States has elevated its bilateral relationship with Kenya to a more ambitious Strategic Partnership, aimed at advancing counter-terrorism collaboration, defense and security cooperation, and economic relations between the two countries. Last year, Kenya and the United States initiated a series of joint quarterly regional strategic reviews, with the first dialogue taking place in Nairobi in May 2019. 2020 will be another pivotal year for the US-Kenya relationship, with both nations eager to deepen economic and security ties.

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, for an exclusive conversation with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, on his vision for the future of the US-Kenya Strategic Partnership.