PRESIDENT Barack Obama has finally decided to visit Kenya, in July this year, a year-and-a-half before he completes his term in office.
It will be the first time Obama will visit Kenya as President.
Yesterday both the White House and State House announced that Obama will be in Kenya for bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on July 23.
Obama will also attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be hosted jointly by the Kenyan and American governments in Nairobi.
The announcement was made simultaneously in Washington and in Nairobi and neither of the sides indicated whether Obama will be making any other stops in Africa during the visit.
Addressing the media at State House, Nairobi, the President’s Spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, said that Obama was also honouring an invitation from Uhuru made in December.