Why Obama Will Skip Kenya

Posted: May 21, 2013 in Politics/Current issues

US President Barrack Obama

The announcement by the White house that US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in June but skip Kenya seem to be raising so much among Kenyans, especially Kenyans debate on social media.

The debate has now become a trending topic with some Kenyans saying it is not necessary while other say he should have included Kenya as his destination being his ancestral home

The White House did not state why Obama will not visit Kenya but the fact that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are facing crime against humanity cases at the International Criminal Court could be the reason, according to analysts.

During his visit, Mr Obama is expected to meet lawmakers as well as business and civil society leaders and youth on his trip.

The June 26- 3 July visit will be Mr Obama‘s second to sub-Saharan Africa as president and The White House said the long-awaited visit was intended to underscore Obama’s “commitment to broadening and deepening cooperation between the United States and the people of sub-Saharan Africa” to advance peace and prosperity

Here are just some of the reactions from Kenyans on social media 


By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi 


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