Details of Obama’s phone call with Uhuru


United States President Barack Obama has restated the importance of peace and fairness in Kenya’s forth-coming general election, says the White House.

During a telephone conversation on Monday, September 19, the two Heads of State discussed issues of mutual importance during this week’s UN General Assembly meetings and the strong U.S.-Kenya bilateral relationship.

“President Kenyatta offered his strong support for the objectives of the President’s Refugee Summit and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, and the President reiterated the international community’s appreciation for the efforts of long-term refugee hosting countries and in particular, Kenya’s forthcoming commitments to improve, among other things, refugee access to education in Kenya,” reads a statement published on the White House website Monday.

The leaders also discussed the importance of securing the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change this year.

“The President (Obama) reiterated the importance of peaceful, free, and fair elections in Kenya in 2017 and his desire to continue our strong partnership with Kenya on a range of issues, including the effort to deliver a lasting defeat to al-Shabaab in Somalia.”

Additional reporting by the White House.

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