First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

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On his own, Uhuru thanked both the United States number one and first lady, noting that his visitation would strengthen their Trade and investment ties. "I have said that to them several times and they have admitted it", he said.

The Kenyan president also is meeting with USA business leaders to promote investment. We do a lot of defence and security.

'Because if they don't - it's November 6 - if they don't vote we're going to have a miserable two years and we're going to have, frankly, a very hard period of time because then it just gets to be one election - you're one election away from losing everything you've got'.

The Head of State added: "And we are looking at how we can partner with countries across the globe in partnerships that are not patronizing but those that are anchored on a win-win position". "This is really great", said Trump.

President Kenyatta was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta as well as Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) and Henry Rotich (National Treasury) among other senior ranking government officials.

Monday night, though, Trump and Kenyatta released a joint statement resolving to elevate the U.S-Kenya relationship to a "Strategic Partnership, affirming it as a cornerstone of peace, stability and good governance in Africa and the Indian Ocean region".

USA first lady Melania Trump, who helped welcome Kenyatta and his wife to the White House, is planning a solo trip to Africa this fall.

Speaking at Citizen TV on Tuesday, Uhuru said the country is positioning itself to attract investors in a bid to create more opportunities and economically empower itself.

Uhuru's visit makes him the third African leader to hold direct talks with Trump. Nigeria's president visited earlier this year.

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