U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is expected to visit Kenya today his way to Kenya.
Kerry and a U.S. delegation will hold talks with senior Kenyan officials on U.S.-Kenya security cooperation.
Over the past several years, the U.S. has increased its military assistance to Kenya and African Union troops to combat the Somali extremist group AL-Shabab.
In the wake of the Garissa University attack, President Obama also pledged more support for Kenya.
Kerry will meet with leaders from Kenya’s private sector, civil society and political opposition, regarding the two countries’ “common goals, including accelerating economic growth, strengthening democratic institutions, and improving regional security.”