December 15th local time, Kenyan President Kenyatta met with Stephen Townsend, the commander of the U.S. Army Africa Command, in Nairobi.
The two sides discussed strengthening military cooperation, but the two sides did not disclose the specific content of the talks.
The timing of the talks between the United States and Kenya has also attracted the attention of foreign media.
The Turkish Anadolu News Agency reported that the meeting was held after Somalia announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Kenya.
Reporting on the news, the local media in Kenya focused on the anti-terrorism operation of drone air strikes against Somali Al-Shabaab in Kenya that the United States sought permission in September this year.