Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:32pm
The American Jewish Congress warmly congratulates President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election. The reports from national and international observers suggest that the electoral process in Kenya was fair and transparent. We commend President Kenyatta’s comments urging for national unity and peace. At the same time, we applaud the rejection of violence from the Kenyan people and their commitment to democracy on such a historical day for the country.
The AJCongress hopes that President Kenyatta will continue to work toward strengthening the already excellent relationship between Kenya, Israel and its people. We have appreciated President Kenyatta’s commitment to increase diplomatic and economic relations with Israel and his support for Israel’s bid to regain observer status at the African Union.
The American Jewish Congress hopes that these elections will serve as a step forward for the consolidation of democracy in Kenya, and we look forward to closer cooperation with President Kenyatta and the Republic of Kenya.