Africa: The Republic of Kenya’s National Day


Press Statement

John Kerry

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

December 12, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send our best wishes to the people of Kenya as you celebrate 53 years of independence on December 12. As you mark the establishment of Kenya as a Republic, let us also celebrate the strong partnership between our two nations.

The United States will continue to support Kenya’s ongoing effort to build a prosperous and democratic society that allows all of Kenya’s people to flourish. Congratulations on this special day, and best wishes for a year filled with peace and prosperity.



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