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Kenya: elections, Blinken asks for ‘peace and patience’

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(ANSA) – NAIROBI, AUG 14 – The US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken called the outgoing president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, to confirm the US’s attention to the elections in the African country, pending the announcement of the successor of Kenyatta which must take place by Tuesday 16 August.

“With President Kenyatta we discussed the importance of the elections in Kenya as a model for the continent – wrote Blinken on his twitter profile – We encourage peace and patience while the counting of the votes of the elections of 9 August continues”.

Blinken and Kenyatta also discussed the Secretary of State’s recent trip to Africa in an effort to counter the growing Russian influence on the continent and to promote peace and security in the region.

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta today to discuss his recent visit to South Africa, Congo-Kinshasa and Rwanda, underlining his appreciation for the President’s continued efforts to promote peace and security. regional, “the US State Department wrote in a statement. (HANDLE).

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