January 24, 2017

Barack Obama to meet Raila Odinga, Martha Karua, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka only

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US President Barack Obama will only meet four opposition leaders led by Cord leader Raila Odinga. The American embassy in Nairobi only approved a request to have President Obama meet Mr Odinga together with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and Narc-Kenya’s Martha Karua. Though Ms Karua was not initially in the plan, her name was introduced after the opposition appealed to broaden the list of the delegation meeting Mr Obama. “They are set for the meeting. It has been confirmed it will happen on Sunday. The US authorities were to confirm actual venue later today(Friday),”said Mr Odinga’s…

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[PHOTOS] President Barack Obama arrives in Kenya

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US President Barack Obama has finally landed in Nairobi. Mr Obama’s Air Force One touched down shortly after 8pm on Friday, with 1000-strong delegation of American government officials, businesspeople and politians from both the Democratic and Republican parties. Here are some photos courtesy of AFP

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[RECORDED VIDEO] How President Obama arrived in Kenya

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US President Barack Obama has finally landed in Nairobi. Mr Obama’s Air Force One touched down shortly after 8pm on Friday, with 1000-strong delegation of American government officials, businesspeople and politians from both the Democratic and Republican parties. The journey had taken him from Washington to south-western Germany at the Ramstein Air Force Base before he reconnected to Nairobi. Mr Obama was also accompanied by his National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Foreign Policy aide Ben Rhodes and White House Spokesman Josh Earnest.

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Barack Obama lands in Nairobi for GES 2015

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US President Barack Obama has finally landed in Nairobi. Mr Obama’s Air Force One touched down shortly after 8pm on Friday, with 1000-strong delegation of American government officials, businesspeople and politians from both the Democratic and Republican parties. The journey had taken him from Washington to south-western Germany at the Ramstein Air Force Base before he reconnected to Nairobi. Mr Obama was also accompanied by his National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Foreign Policy aide Ben Rhodes and White House Spokesman Josh Earnest. BLACK CAUCUS Others are House representatives, including members of the Black Caucus and senators. The senators on board…

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[LIVESTREAM] President Obama arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya awaits President Barack Obama to arrive at the JKIA, Nairobi. This is not a State visit so there is going to be no guard of honour. President Obama’s is on an official trip. There will be some rituals to be performed here at JKIA before he departs, Aggrey Mutambo reports. President Obama is also expected to sign a visitors’ book. This is to be done according to protocol practices by the Kenya government.

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[LIVESTREAM] US President Barack arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya awaits President Barack Obama to arrive at the JKIA, Nairobi. This is not a State visit so there is going to be no guard of honour. President Obama’s is on an official trip. There will be some rituals to be performed here at JKIA before he departs, Aggrey Mutambo reports. President Obama is also expected to sign a visitors’ book. This is to be done according to protocol practices by the Kenya government.

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[VIDEO] President Barack Obama to skip DP William Ruto during his Kenya visit due to his ongoing case at ICC

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Washington has confirmed that President Barack Obama will not hold any talks with Deputy President William Ruto during his visit. During a White House press briefing, U.S advisor on national security confirmed to journalists that Obama has no plans to meet Ruto due to his ongoing case at the international criminal court.

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Keep off Karasani if you’re not invited, US Ambassador in Kenya Robert Godec says

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Kenyans will on Sunday watch US President Barack Obama’s address on TV live from the Safaricom Indoor Arena at Kasarani. Organisers of the event on Friday ruled out attendance by wananchi, saying only invited guests will be allowed in the venue. On Friday, the guests received their tickets to the arena from 9am to 5pm. Only those with tickets will be allowed in. The arena can accommodate 5,000 people. DISCOURAGE PEOPLE “While we want this event to be attended by a wide range of Kenyan society, attendance is by invitation only, and we discourage people from coming to the venue…

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[Photos] How Kenyan newspapers are welcoming Obama to Kenya

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As President Barack Obama starts his tour of Kenya on Friday evening, Kenya awaits the US leader in baited breath. As Kenyan and American flags fly in Nairobi, Kenyans can be seen with miniature American flags ready to welcome the most powerful man in the world. Kenyan newspapers, the Daily Nation, The Standard, The Star, People Daily and Business Daily led the way with beaming font pages welcoming Mr Obama. Here are the pages.

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Obama disagrees with DP William Ruto on gay rights

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By ANTONY KARANJA in DALLAS, TEXAS President Barack Obama expressed his disagreement with Deputy President William Ruto’s stand on gay rights, hours before leaving for Nairobi. Mr Obama was responding to a question by BBC North America editor, Jon Sopel who pointed out that he might face a challenge in Kenya due to his support of gay rights. “We have heard in the US that they have allowed homosexuality and other dirty things…,” Mr Sopel read Mr Ruto’s statement to the US President. Mr Obama quickly interjected as Mr Sopel was finishing the sentence and said “well, I disagree with…

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