The United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday welcomed Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and his wife First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to the White House in Washington, DC.
Trump and Kenyatta met later in the Oval Office to hold an expanded bilateral meeting. The two leaders met to discuss trade and security.
While addressing a press conference before the meeting, President Trump said both the US and Kenya are committed to fighting regional terrorism.
The US president said the two counties will also sign deals to open ways for business and infrastructure.
“We are working on a major infrastructure project on a massive road in Kenya,” Trump said.
Kenyatta says his country and the U.S. have signed two agreements that will allow American companies to invest $238m for projects in the African nation.
Trump said, “Well, you were here on a very special day,” “Everything I said is going to happen, it ends up happening, so you picked a good day to come. We’re in a very good mood.”
Trump has been criticized for paying too little attention to the continent and faced demands for an apology earlier this year after his private comments about “shithole countries” in Africa and other regions were leaked to journalists.
Kenya is considering a Sh300 billion loan from the US to finance the construction of a six-lane expressway to link Mombasa and Nairobi.