Rex Tillerson cancels day's events in Kenya over illness

President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition shake hands after a joint news conference in Nairobi, March 9, 2018.

The Washington top envoy later held talks with President Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, where he reiterated USA commitment to Kenya on trade and security.

One analyst said his arrival could be linked to the rapprochement between Kenyatta and Odinga.

Opposition supremo Raila Odinga and his Nakuru ally Koigi wa Wamwere have in most occasions, despite at times taking different political routes, end up in the same political vehicle.

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That kind of public pressures augurs well for the success of the two leaders' efforts, both of whom made concessions to get the process underway. "A free and independent media is essential for safeguarding democracy and giving all Kenyans confidence in their government".

The meeting, whose agenda was not disclosed, renewed a friendship between the leaders.

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Odinga said Kenyans "can not remember why and where they disagreed in the first place".

He later met with President at State House where he stated the U.S. was interested in widening its investment in Kenya as well as strengthening the bilateral and trade relations between the two countries.

Noting "the economy has been down", Ndung'u said if the two "resolve their issues, well, at least it will show that we are moving forward and the issue to do with the election is it behind us". The Supreme Court earlier nullified an August presidential poll and ordered the October re-run.

He said the security situation is still dependent on AMISOM and Somalia partners, and that the planned UN/AU withdrawal of AMISOM by 2020 needs to be carefully reviewed.

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Kenya on Friday evening for a three-day official visit amid tight security in the capital, Nairobi, and its environs. "... You know the West has been very keen on trying to get Uhuru and Raila to meet".

"We the leaders are summoned to take the front seat and heal the growing ethnic and sectarian strife in the country after every election cycle", Odinga said.

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