President Uhuru Kenyatta met with US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec when they called on him at State House Nairobi on Monday.
The president said the discussions centred around regional security and stability.
They three leaders also took stock of bilateral relations and exchanged views on how to strengthen engagements.
“Met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when he called on me at State House. Our discussions centred around regional security and stability,” Kenyatta later said in a short statement.
“We also took stock of our bilateral relations and exchanged views on how to strengthen our engagements.”
Kerry later tweeted that he was pleased to announce nearly $138M of additional assistance to help people of South Sudan in need of food, water and medical care.
He appreciated Kenyatta and Kenya’s leadership on regional peace, security, climate change and efforts against terrorism.
State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, said the discussions also touched the issue of stabilising the northern neighbour South Sudan, which is dealing with recent upheaval.
Secretary Kerry also enquired about developments in Somalia and Burundi with the question of fighting terrorism at play.
Esipisu said the visit is important because it cements the continued engagement between Kenya and the United States at a senior level, a year after President Barack Obama visited Kenya.
President Obama’s Power Africa initiative is a key driver of US investment in the energy sector, while US firms are hungry to invest in our infrastructure sector.
He noted that these matters are likely to feature now as well as at meetings between Government and US business leaders in New York next month.