Rex Tillerson Trump fires Rex Tillerson hours after Kenya visit

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The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been fired days after landing in Kenya for a 3-day state visit.

He was replaced by CIA chief Mike Pompeo while Gina Haspel was named as the new CIA director making her the first woman in America history to take up that position.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” Read Trump’s tweet.

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While in Kenya, the US Secretary of State met President Uhuru Kenyatta and other senior ranking government officials. During a meeting at State House in Nairobi, Mr Tillerson assured Mr Kenyatta of USA ’s commitment to Kenya on trade and security.“There is no question about US commitment to Kenya on trade and security,” Mr Tillerson said.

Also Read: Kenyans speculate why Rex Tillerson was sacked hours after visit

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