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Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hours after visit to Kenya - 11 months ago, 13 Mar 16:50

By: Linda Shiundu

US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Tillerson had visited Kenya on Friday, March 9 and held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta. According to US media reports, Trump had requested Tillerson to step aside forcing him to cut short his diplomatic tour of Africa Hours after departing from Jomo Kenyatta International airport, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on Tuesday, March 13 fired by President Donald Trump. TUKO.co.ke understands Trump nominated Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. The Washington post reported that Trump had requested Tillerson to step aside on Friday, March 9 forcing the now former Secretary of State to cut short his trip to Africa. The embattled diplomat was forced to travel back to Washington DC on Monday, March 12 after a three day visit to Kenya where he was taken ...
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