The trade, security interests behind PM Abiy’s Kenya visit

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Moyale on December 9, 2020.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • This is the first time Uhuru is meeting Abiy since Addis Ababa launched a crackdown on TPLF. 
  • Horn analysts say both Kenya and Ethiopia may use the two-day visit to boost their images.
  • Ethiopia was the first African country to establish diplomatic ties with Kenya.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in the country yesterday to launch a multimillion-shilling border crossing with Kenya, the only one of its kind on a shared boundary of about 850km.

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