Details of Obama's visit to Kenya planned for June 16
Obama to visit Kenya and hold talks with President Kenyatta
During the one-day visit, Obama will hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.
He is also expected to travel to his ancestral home of Kogelo in Siaya county to meet his relatives.
Afterwards, the globally acclaimed statesman will fly to South Africa to deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture.
According Sunday Nation, sources privy to the details revealed that plans for the visit have been underway even as State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu politely declined to comment on the visit stating that “President Obama’s office will make an announcement”.
Details about the visit remain scanty and it is not clear if his family will be accompanying his during the visit.
Sources further revealed that a reputable Publc Relations company has been contracted to handle the visit. The exact timelines are yet to be confirmed but he will visit Kenya en route to South Africa
The former US President who enjoys support from across the political divide is also expected to hold talks with the opposition leaders.
Obama last visited the country in 2015 while serving as the US president in a high profile visit that saw him hold talks with politicians from across the political divide.
During his last visit, Obama promised to visit Kenya as a private citizen to indulge in various activities.
“I will be back to Kenya next time, maybe not in a suit. I would also come with (my daughters) Malia and Sasha. My family loves Kenya,” Obama stated in 2015.
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