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Will He Deport Kenyans? Here's What Trump Told Uhuru In Their First Phonecall


Uhuru Trump phonecall | Daily Updates
The 45th president of the United States Donald J. Trump made his maiden call to President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 7th. He had earlier skipped Kenya when making phone calls to African leaders raising speculation that he had no intentions of continuing with the warm relationship his predecessor Barrack Obama had created between his country and Kenya. Former president Obama was the first ever sitting president of the United States to set foot in Kenya.
In the call, the president of the free world sought to reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries. They discussed the two countries' economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close corporation.
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President Trump also appreciated Kenya's activities in Somalia through the African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) and recognized the sacrifices made by the Kenyan troops in their fight against al-Shabaab.
Ways to improve bilateral trade and investment in Kenya and the East Africa region at large were also discussed. Bilateral trade between the two countries is heavily unbalanced with Kenya importing more than it exports to the United States. The call lasted for 30 minutes.Both countries are politically heated right now with Kenya heading into an election and the United States grappling with scandals involving Russia and the CIA hacking files released by Wikileaks.
The issue deportation of immigrants did not come up during the phone call  even as Trump plans to sign a new anti-immigration law that will make it hard for non-US citizens to travel to the US.

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