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The Kenya-US relations

President William Ruto’s election in August 2022 introduced an element of uncertainty in Kenya’s foreign policy landscape. While it is challenging to predict the exact trajectory, his past statements suggest a more pragmatic and balanced approach to international relations. While emphasizing the importance of regional integration and South-South cooperation, President Ruto has also acknowledged the significance of Kenya’s longstanding relationship with the United States. This nuanced stance implies that the government might not abandon the Look East Policy entirely but rather recalibrate to strike a more balanced approach between the East and the West.…

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The two ministers gave their views during the virtual conference on how to advance economic and trade relationships between their countries.

Ambassador Katherine Kai released a statement complimenting Kenya’s key leadership stewardship in Africa and emphasised on the US government commitment to intensify the reciprocal US- Kenya relationship.

The statement continued that the two trade ministers counselled their teams in identifying “productive avenues” to important issues aimed at aligning the developing partnerships to the “trade policy centered to the workers in the US- Kenya trade and investment partnership” while concurrently commenting on the economic and trade relationships between Kenya and the US. …

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Kenya-US Relations 2021?

The United States is one of the first countries to establish a diplomatic relationship with Kenya soon after the country gained independence in 1963.

The piece of information analyses Kenya’s relationship with the US intellectually, as a source of analysis of their prospects under President Joe Biden. This is in part due to the underlying political ideology of the Cold War, including the United States’ view of Kenya’s position in the fight against the spread of communism in Africa.

Since the end of the Cold War, when Kenya joined the US-led world war on terrorism, relations have remained relatively good, and they have gained more momentum, following a major terrorist attack by Al Qaeda allies in 1998, when the US embassy in Nairobi was bombed.

In 2006, The emergence of the Islamic militant group, Al Shabaab, in neighboring Somalia also posed a threat to Kenya’s security. Following …