Kemi Osukoya


February 5, 2020

President Donald J. Trump will host President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House on Thursday, the White House announced Wednesday.

The two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral issues, including economic and security agendas as well as possibly announce a new bilateral trade agreement that will guarantee continued market access for Kenyan goods in the U.S. beyond the expiration of African Growth and Opportunity Act in 2025

This marks President Kenyatta’s second visit to the White House during the Trump presidency. President Kenyatta last visited the White House in August 2018 and held bilateral meetings with President Trump and his senior cabinets.

The Kenyan President is on a visit to the U.S. to meet with U.S. senior government officials and business leaders across the country to discuss mutual economic strategies and business partnerships.

“Kenya continues to be a vital partner to the United States in Africa and beyond.  Since President Kenyatta’s August 2018 visit, when the two leaders established the United States-Kenya Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, we have expanded our partnership across many areas.  President Trump looks forward to building on this momentum and discussing new opportunities to advance cooperation and trade,” the White House said in a statement

President Kenyatta, who is in his second term in office, also visited the White House during the Obama administration.