Posted Thursday, September 23 2010 at 18:38
There are signs that Kenya's diplomatic campaign for greater US involvement is having a strong impact on influential figures outside government and a limited impact on officials in the Obama administration.
Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said on Wednesday that Mr Wetang'ula “has made a very powerful plea” for the international community to recognise the gravity of the threat posed to Kenya by lawlessness in Somalia. “We're very close to Kenya,” Ambassador Rice noted.
Asked in an interview with National Pubic Radio about Mr Wetang'ula's call for UN “peace enforcers,” rather than peacekeepers, to be deployed in Somalia, Ms Rice said she had spoken with the foreign minister in New York this week.Read More