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H.  17 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1445 No: 1445 / 14 AH
M.  Saturday, 25 May 2024

Press Release
US Vicious Policies will Not Rescue Kenya and Africa at Large from the Capitalist Turmoil

President William Ruto’s four day-state visit to US has ended. This was the First State visit for the African leader in 16 years. Regarding the visit, we, in Hizb ut Tahrir / Kenya, state the following:

The visit will not save Kenya since the US has been on the wrong side of history against the interests of the Kenyan economy and that of Africa at large. The discussion between President Ruto and his US counterpart President Joe Biden on Democracy, trade and security is nothing other than a mounting pressure on Kenya in implementing the vicious imperial policies that will continue to harm the country. Thus, securing financial opportunities from the US for a Kenyan economy that is already suffering under a heavy debt burden and a cost of living crisis is adding more miseries. Capitalist trade policies advocated by the US such as free market has led to the economic disasters that left Kenya and Africa as a whole devastated with crippling rates of poverty, hunger, and diseases.

America has no means to talk about security since it is the highest guarantor of insecurity and terrorism globally. Like his predecessors, Joe Biden has been supporting the murderous Jewish entity killing people in Gaza. Notably, since the creation of the Jewish entity in 1948, the US was always a firm ally with “Israel” providing weapons, tanks and jets to keep bombing Palestine including Gaza. Since October 7th last year, Biden has given the illegal entity about $250 million with one hundred military aid transfers. Furthermore, on the pretext ‘war on terror’, America has taken advantage of most nations’ militaries in Africa putting them under its grip; and established military bases in its strategies in replacing the UK and France so that it can have a bigger share of the African loot. In Kenya, Americans run a military base in Camp Simba, Lamu, and another Forward Operating Base in Wajir County.

We maintain this visit is to further consolidate the US hegemony in a country whose recent history has witnessed the Anglo-American struggle manifested through the ruling regimes and the political oppositions. In the height of colonial rivalry (between US and UK), Kenya finds itself handy in colonial agendas such as ‘war on terror’ deploying its forces in Somalia, DRC and of recent Haiti.

Kenya like any other country in Africa is still under the yoke of neocolonialism, therefore cannot adamantly withstand the US political pressure. It is in this context that Kenya has often recognized ‘Israel”, supports the ultimate Two-State solution for Palestine and the Jewish state. Ultimately depending on western powers, Kenya and Africa at large is putting itself in turmoil. It is only with the removal of the colonial influence and the return of the Khilafah (Caliphate) State that economic, political and social stability will return for the global south.

Shabani Mwalimu
Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Kenya

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