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Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

John Kerry leaves Colombo for Kenya on May 3, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security cooperation and ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to his late father’s home country. The trip to the east African nation is the first high-level visit since 2012, and comes after a year of tensions surrounding Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta being charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The ICC has since abandoned the case against Kenyatta over his role in the 2007-2008 post-election violence, citing a lack of evidence and Kenya’s failure to cooperate — somewhat removing Kenyatta’s pariah status. “We’ve had a long relationship with Kenya that goes back more than 50 years, and we have had continuous economic and cultural ties with the Kenyans, and this has never ended.

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