Rex Tillerson mourns and lauds Kenya on eve of Africa visit

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  • In his speech on Tuesday at George Mason University, Mr Tillerson said the US has “a longstanding partnership with Kenya.”

  • He described Kenya as “a large, thriving country” where the US anti-Aids programme, known as Pepfar, has achieved “its greatest success.”

  • Kenya has also served as “an incubator for how we expanded Pepfar over the years,” Mr Tillerson said.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mourned the victims of the 1998 embassy bombings and lauded today's Kenya as a “thriving country” in a speech on Tuesday hours before the start of his week-long Africa safari.

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