The US president Barack Obama who visited the country last year is said to have called Uhuru on Monday. Details of the call have now emerged.
According to a statement on the White House, President Kenyatta offered his strong support for the objectives of the Leaders’ Refugee Summit and the US-Africa Business Forum.
Obama, on the other hand is said to have 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.
The US President restated the importance of Kenya ensuring it holds a peaceful, free and fair election in 2017.
Obama further expressed his desire to uphold the strong partnership with Kenya on a range of issues, including the effort to deliver a lasting defeat to al-Shabaab in Somalia.