Kenya downplays security risks as it courts U.S. investment
Reuters - Fri, 8 Aug 2014 01:47 GMT, 08 Aug 2014
By Edith Honan
WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in Washington this week to court Western investors, has sought to downplay a spate of violent attacks tied to militants in neighboring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.
"Yes, we may have pockets where we have problems - which we know and are focused on how to address. But the rest of the country is actually trouble-free," Kenyatta told Reuters in an interview on Thursday from a hotel overlooking the White House.