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Republic of Kenya National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 11, 2011


 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send congratulations to the people of Kenya as you celebrate your 48th year of independence this December 12.

Our two countries share a strong commitment to Kenya’s future. Together we are working to strengthen democracy, encourage greater stability, and promote prosperity in Kenya and throughout the region. The United States commends the very significant progress Kenya has made in implementing its new constitution and stands in partnership with the government and people of Kenya as you prepare for the 2012 national elections.

Jamhuri Day is a time for all Kenyans to reflect on your country's many blessings and accomplishments, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. As you celebrate with family, friends and loved ones on this joyous occasion, know that the people of the United States stand with you. Best wishes for a year of peace and prosperity.

PRN: 011/2110


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