President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni were one of the first African presidents to congratulate America’s president – elect Donald John Trump.
Mr Trump emerged on top of his opponent Hillary Clinton in a closely contested prsidential election to be become the 45th President of United States.
Presidents Kenyatta and Museveni shared their congratulatory messages to their newly elected colleague on their social media pages.
President Kenyatta wrote; “Kenya congratulates Mr Trump for his victorious campaign, and his main opponent, Mrs Hillary Clinton, for her valiant effort.
“The ties that bind Kenya and the United States of America are close and strong. They are old, and based in the values that we hold dear: in democracy, in the rule of law, and in the equality of peoples. These values remain dear to the peoples of both nations, and so our friendship will endure.”
Trump has been quoted a few times calling african leaders greedy and saying that Africa should be colonized again to help put it in order.
The 70 year old American businessman is scheduled to officially take office on January 20, 2017.