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Citizen Weekly

Monday, 30 March 2015

OBAMA TO VISIT KENYA IN JULY THIS YEAR

US President Barack Obama, whose father is Kenyan, has announced that he will visit Nairobi in July.
President Obama announced on his Twitter account that he would attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi.
This would be his first visit to the country since he was elected president in 2008.
Obama visited Kenya as a senator in 2006 and skipped it during his Africa tour in 2013.
He stopped in neighbouring Tanzania and pledged to visit Kenya before he leaves the White House.
The president's father went to the United States to study and returned to Kenya after his son's birth.
The elder Obama died more than 30 years ago, but the president has other relatives in Kenya, including Sarah Obama, his step-grandmother.
KENYANS ON TWITTER
The news was largely received well, but some Kenyans were not impressed.
"We don't need Obama in Kenya. He is been refusing to come to Kenya all that time. Let him stay in America," said one Kenyan on Twitter, while another one said he hopes Obama won't bring his pro-gay lobbying to Nairobi.