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July 19, 2017

Free, fair, credible and peaceful Kenyan elections in 2017 is one of the highest foreign policy priorities for the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.  The U.S. Government has established programs to support the government and people of Kenya in realizing this goal.

July 7, 2017

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) signed a grant with Generation Program Kenya Limited, a local subsidiary of the McKinsey Social Initiative, to create 2,000 full-time jobs and provide over 100,000 hours in skills development for young people in the apparel industry.

June 30, 2017

Kenya’s 2017 general election is critical to the country’s future growth and stability. Citizens will not only cast their votes for national positions, they will also elect county government officials such as governors and county assembly members for the second time since the introduction of devolution in 2013.

June 27, 2017

Kenya hosts approximately 442,000 registered refugees, mainly from Somalia and South Sudan, in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, more than 98,500 additional South Sudanese refugees have entered the country. Joint United Nations, donor and Government of Kenya assessment missions report that most of these refugees depend on international assistance for survival.

June 21, 2017

USAID recognizes the critical role of development in addressing social, economic, governance and other factors that can drive violent extremism or radicalize individuals and communities. Countering violent extremism (CVE) is central to achieving USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our shared security and prosperity. We coordinate closely with the State Department and other U.S. Government entities on this issue.

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Last updated: October 06, 2017

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