Biden announces intent to make Kenya a major non-NATO ally to U.S.

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President Biden announced Thursday he's working with Congress to designate Kenya as a major non-NATO ally. Mr. Biden spoke at a news conference with Kenyan President William Ruto, who is on a state visit to the White House. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes has the details.

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It's a U.S led intervention in Haiti, not a Kenyan led! Kenya is just a front.

messaytigistu
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It wasn't long ago the Kenyan president said in his speech to his people "Get out of the Dollar "

tallman
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It would be nice if Biden cared about America.

CPACK
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Being an American friend is fatal....blood about to be spilt😢

ndondiafrika
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When did the united states become a democracy...?
I missed that one...

dirksimmang
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Now Ruto is pampered by the Americans, as we do with all blacks by making them believe that they are different from the rest of their black brothers, to continue Kagame's mission of pillaging in the DRC, in the massacre in the DRC.

quickenyourlife
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Thanks for the report above, Face the Nation. The State visit above of May 2024 to the USA by Kenya's 5th President, William Ruto, is very interesting in relation to Kenya's history of the last 32 years. Kenya's 5th President, William Ruto (President of Kenya since 13th September 2022), rose to prominence at Kenya's elections of 1992, via what was known back then as "Youth for KANU '92." The ruling party in Kenya at the time was the Kenya African Nation Union (KANU), and "Youth for KANU '92" was geared towards getting Kenyan youth, at the time, to vote for KANU in big numbers at Kenya's 1992 elections. KANU won Kenya's 1992 elections, after which William Ruto became low profile, that is, until Kenya's 1997 elections, when William Ruto got elected Member of Parliament for Eldoret North constituency.

Uhuru Kenyatta, was Kenya's 4th President, was President of Kenya from 2013 to 2022. Uhuru Kenyatta's father, Jomo Kenyatta, was Prime Minister of Kenya from 1963 to 1964, and President of Kenya from 1964 to 1978. Uhuru Kenyatta stood for President at Kenya's 2002 elections, and lost to Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's 3rd President. William Ruto was a key supporter of Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential bid of 2002, and when Uhuru Kenyatta conceded defeat to Mwai Kibaki on Sunday, 29th December 2002, none other than William Ruto was standing by Uhuru Kenyatta's side. At the time, both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were in the Kenya's then ruling party, KANU, which then became Kenya's official opposition party, upon Mwai Kibaki and the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), being formally sworn into power on Monday, 30th December 2002.

Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto remained close allies even after KANU lost to NARC at Kenya's 2002 elections. However, there was a referendum on a new Kenyan constitution in 2005, at which point, Uhuru Kenyatta and William split ways, with Uhuru Kenyatta backing the "Yes to a new Kenyan constitution" camp, and William Ruto backing the "No to a new Kenyan constitution" camp. William Ruto's camp, triumphed at Kenya's 2005 constitutional referendum.

Soon thereafter, were Kenya's 2007 elections. Uhuru Kenyatta and KANU threw their support behind Mwai Kibaki's 2007 reelection bid as Kenyan President. Mwai Kibaki sort reelection as Kenya's President at Kenya's 2007 elections, via a coalition of political parties known as the Party of National Unity (PNU), while William Ruto altogether defected from KANU to a newly formed party known as the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

The leading presidential candidates at Kenya's 2007 elections were Mwai Kibaki of PNU, and Raila Odinga of ODM. Mwai Kibaki was declared winner of Kenya's 2007 presidential election on Sunday evening, 29th December 2007, by what was then known as the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK). ODM bitterly disputed the ECK verdict, and what followed is a dark chapter in Kenyan history, where violence erupted across Kenya, violence related to 2007 election dispute, what is referred to as Kenya's Post Election Violence (PEV) of 2007 and 2008. At the time, Civil War in Kenya, even looked like a possibility.

Dr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, brokered an agreement between PNU and ODM in February 2008, what is known as the National Accord, out of which was constituted a Coalition Government between PNU, ODM, and a third political party at Kenya's 2007 elections, known as the Orange Democratic Movement - Kenya (ODM-Kenya). Kenya's Coalition Government was in place from 2008 to 2013, with Mwai Kibaki of PNU as President, Raila Odinga of ODM as Prime Minister, and Kalonzo Musyoka of ODM-Kenya as Vice President. In the Coalition Government that was constituted in February 2008, Uhuru Kenyatta of PNU was appointed one of two Deputy Prime Ministers, as well as Minister for Local Government, while William Ruto was appointed Minister for Agriculture. Uhuru Kenyatta later changed ministerial dockets twice, that is, to Trade Minister, and then to Finance Minister.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) based in the Netherlands, then brought charges against six Kenyans, it regarded as key behind Kenya's Post Election Violence (PEV) of 2007 and 2008, the six being Kenya's then Head of the Civil Service, Francis Muthaura, ODM's then Chairman, Henry Kosgey, radio broadcaster, Joshua Sang, Kenya's then Commissioner of Police, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ali, Uhuru Kenyatta, mentioned above, and William Ruto, also mentioned above. Between 2011 and 2016, charges of crimes against humanity, were dropped against all six men, and there are no current pending cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC), regarding Kenya's Post Election Violence (PEV) of 2007 and 2008.

At Kenya's 2013 elections, the two main competitors were coalitions, namely, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), and The National Alliance (TNA). Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka, both of CORD, and both mentioned above, were running mates for President and Deputy President, respectively, while Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, both of TNA, were running mates for President and Deputy President, respectively. Prior to Kenya's 2013 elections, both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, as mentioned above, had pending cases of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC), though the High of Court cleared both men to stand for President and Deputy President at Kenya's 2013 elections.

Johnny Carson, who at the time of Kenya's 2013 elections, was a US Assistant Secretary of State, stated that "Choices have Consequences, " which was taken to mean that Kenyans, at the time, should elect Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as President and Deputy President, rather than Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto as President and Deputy President, otherwise there would be "consequences."

And then, after Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were sworn into office on 9th April 2013 as Kenyan President and Kenyan Deputy President, respectively, local Kenyan media and international media, created the impression that both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto stood the possibility of being found guilty at the International Criminal Court (ICC), at the time, for their pending cases of crimes against humanity. In 1989, during the US presidency of George H.W. Bush, Panama was invaded by American marines, with Panama's then President, Gen. Manuel Noreiga, being apprehended by the American marines, and taken back to the USA, where he was detained, before being relocated to France, where he was similarly incarcerated for several years. Local Kenyan media and international media, back in 2013, created the impression that something similar to what happened to Gen. Manuel Noreiga of Panama in 1989, could happen to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, regarding their then pending cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Nothing of the sort happened, the charges against both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto at the ICC were dropped, in 2014 and 2016, respectively, Uhuru Kenyatta served two terms as Kenya's President from 2013 to 2022, William Ruto served two terms as Kenya's Deputy President from 2013 and 2022, William Ruto got elected Kenya's 5th President on 9th August 2022, being formally sworn-in as Kenya's 5th President on 13th September 2022.

Between 2013 and 2024, too:

1. America's 44th President, Barack Obama, who's father was Kenyan, and mother, Irish- American, hosted Kenya's 4th President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Kenya's then 1st lady, Margaret Kenyatta, at the White House, USA, two different times;

2. America's 44th President, Barack Obama, visited Kenya in 2015, the first sitting US President in history, to visit Kenya;

3. America's 45th President, Donald Trump, hosted Uhuru Kenyatta and 1st lady Margaret Kenyatta at the White House, two different times;

4. America's then Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited Kenya in 2015 and 2016;

5. America's then Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visited Kenya in 2018;

6. America's then 1st lady, Melania Trump visited Kenya in 2018;

7. America's current 1st lady, Dr. Jill Biden, visited Kenya in 2022;

8. America's current Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, visited Kenya in 2022;

9. Kenya's current President, William Ruto and Kenya's current 1st lady Rachael Ruto, have already been hosted once at the White House, USA, since William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya's 5th President on 13th September 2022, and now in May 2024, President William Ruto and 1st lady Rachel Ruto, are getting 1st class treatment at the White House, USA, from US President Joe Biden and US 1st lady Dr. Jill Biden, in the first State visit by a Kenyan President to the USA, since that of Kenya's 3rd President, Mwai Kibaki, of October 2003. The State visit by President William Ruto of May 2024 too, is the first State visit to the USA by an African Head of State in sixteen years.

Very interesting, for two men, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, that is, who it was made appear, would be "locked up" by the International Criminal Court (ICC), on or after the year 2013.

Regards, Michael M. Kamau, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, 25th May 2024.

MundiaKamau
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This is America's first step paying for her sins.

skehpgj
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Biden .. for a man his age.. certainly seems to never tire to better our country and world. Wonderful man!

KateElston
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Sure, sure, tell this story. The real story was another reading fail and not knowing how to leave the room.

yeah_yeahwhatever
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These days, Abiy Ahmed is fuming with anger and burning with jealousy of William Ruto, when he sees that he is being increasingly sidelined in the international diplomatic arena, while Ruto is cementing his leadership in the horn. Down with Abiy - the brutal dictator!

Ethio-qomk
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After China has invested and built up Kenya... 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

The West never made investment in Africa, just took the resources for themselves...

Africa carbon footprint is practically zero, why is Africa fighting global warming when there're no investment in schools or jobs for its growing youth population...

But Ruto who lacks the skillset to implement any benefitial policy or speak beyond the veneer will forever sound off on what he's comfortable with...

Somebody need to tell him, sensible people don't mapped up the water off the floor with the tap still running onto the floor. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲
So unless he's going to demand of the polluters to reduce their pollution then anything he says is pointless. And he he possess the gut to make any demands.

China's loans are a million times more better than the poverty the IMF and world bank puts the black people in with their revolving anchoring loans. That keeps getting bigger and bigger, their loans are the only wrecking balls that can grow... Literally!

Taking IMF and World Bank loans is akin to slavery. To put bluntly.

China's effort on the continent is visible on the continent for all to see.
The West effort in the continent is visible OUTSIDE of the continent where it has zero returns or benefits for people on the continent or descendant of the continent.

And while Africa and the West have always had a line of communication, that will stay in place for the most part.
But it's time for Africa to govern itself for the benefit of Africans, something the West need to come to terms with.

I would say to the West, dump the manipulative approach they're trying with these individuals, because the people will move them up as fast as they take office if they get a whiff of bad smell (bad deals). That means all deals will be off just like the mole leaving office.

Kenya can't shape Africa or even speak for the rest of Africa. The continent is too vast and varied. Moreover Kenya will be left behind if it goes the West way, the same way they did for hundreds of years.
They (West) will never develop Kenya to any meaningful standard like what other African partners will for their country.

No one in their right mind put a lapdog on their compound to defend their home.
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markcarter
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Kenya President William Ruto reminds they world of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, USA White House, welcome visit and his demise by the same USA government.
After that visit, Sadam Hussain started the iran/Iraq war on Sep 22, 1980 – Aug 20, 1988, which was funded and sponsored by the USA.
Kenya is about to start a Kenya/ Haiti war. Un alive thousands of Haitians who never ever had any problems with kenya. This is Kenya war using US made weapons and intelligent thousands of miles away from Kenya. Why done kenya go fight M23 or Boko Haram fighters who are being weaponized be the same western masters that is sending kenya into Haiti. Just a reminder,
Haitians' freedom/rebells fighters are getting weapons and ammunition from the same western masters.

Americanpatriot
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Be careful what you doing ruto dont separate the continent for your own personal benefit, Ok dont

DvdMan-reql
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Vassal state or a developed model state. Yaani Country imeshindwa to manage its resources mpaka munaenda na vikapu za kuomba pesa.

mbuikibuga
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Noooo.. Someone tell Kenya.. Say noooo To Biden

blackOneTime
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How can any country in Africa ever trust America? How?

meccamorgan
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12K views and 189 likes 😅 says a lot. What a sorry President, countries laugh at us. Weakest leader ever...

hamilton
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I can imagine if Kenya goes to Haiti and restores peace there we shall be respected all around the world & we will be having a sit at the table if big boys. Man if u want to be respected u must show up & be willing to show up even if u don't have much.

mutaijoshua
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6:21 Kenya is not in "sub-saharan" Africa, that place don't exist. Kenya is in Eastern/East Africa and African great lakes region.

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