President Kenyatta on Sunday arrived in the United States for a two-day working visit.
Kenyatta landed in New York, where he is slated to chair a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) high-level debate on diversity, state-building, and peace.
Kenya is currently holding the monthly rotational presidency of the Council after assuming her position as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on January 1st this year for a period of two years.
Kenyatta is also expected to hold bilateral talks with UN secretary-general Antonio Guteress where they will discuss several matters of mutual interest to Kenya and the UN, including the global response to COVID-19.
“Kenya has been very specific on the steps it expects the United Nations to take particularly in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic vaccination, peace and security and how the world should get to COP26 in a month’s time. How the world responds to climate change is key to Kenya’s future prosperity,” said Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the UN Martin Kimani.
The president will also witness the signing of a trade agreement between the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) and the Corporate Council on Africa, the largest umbrella body of US companies operating in Africa.
The agreement aims to enhance collaboration between Kenyan companies, especially SMEs with their American counterparts in a government effort to create more jobs and employment opportunities for Kenyan youth.
Uhuru will also participate in the Global Leaders' high-level discussion organized by the International Peace Institute (IPI) to discuss contemporary subjects.