Rational 360 has signed a $600K pact to provide strategic communications services to Kenya.
The one-year agreement calls for Rational 360 to handle “relationship building” with US government and non-government officials, plus communications counsel and management for the African state.
Kenya, which has a population of 55M people, has been battling the Shabab terror group, an Al Qaeda east African affiliate.
A Shabab attack on a Kenyan military base in January 2020 killed three Americans.
Defense secretary Lloyd Austin last month ordered an investigation into the attack and potential security shortfalls.
Rational 360 managing partner Patrick Dorton, who was Arthur Andersen’s chief spokesperson during its implosion and a member of Bill Clinton’s communications shop, heads the Kenyan team.
He’s assisted by Joe Lockhart, who was Clinton’s press secretary, Facebook’s VP-global communications and the NFL’s executive VP-corporate communications; and Nicolas Fitzgerald, a veteran of Target and Gibraltar Associates.