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About Kenya

This summer, President Barack Obama will visit Kenya for the first time during his presidency. As the first sitting U.S. President to visit Kenya, President Obama’s trip underscores the U.S. government's efforts to work with the countries and citizens of sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security.

Presidents Kenyatta and Obama will co-lead the Sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi on July 25-26. Entrepreneurism is essential to a nation's ability to prosper in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive global marketplace. The summit will bring together some of the world’s leading business innovators to share experiences, make new connections and brainstorm ways to invest in the next big idea.

The friendship between the Republic of Kenya and the United States dates back to the dawn of Kenyan independence. As an important developing country partner in east Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. Over the past fifty years, USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private-sector, and civil society to:

  • Advance access to education
  • Improve quality health care through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health systems programs
  • Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs
  • Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs


USAID Kenya Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014 - 2018

USAID Kenya Annual Report 2014

USAID Kenya Country Profile

USAID East Africa Program Overview

Last updated: July 23, 2015

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