State House has confirmed that President Uhuru Kenyatta and American President Barack Obama will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the UN Compound in Gigiri and later hold bilateral talks at State House, Nairobi.
‘Unfortunately, we do not have a detailed programme on Obama’s visit. However, I can reconfirm that President Kenyatta President Kenyatta will be delighted to welcome his guest President Obama to our nation’s capital this week,’ says State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu at Harambee House Nairobi.
Esipisu says that President Obama will make a speech at the Safaricom Arena, Moi International Sports Centre.
‘The US embassy has confirmed this and a Sunday speech is penciled in,’ adds Esipisu.
The spokesperson adds that US Ambassador Robert Godec and Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Amina Mohammed will address the subject later this week.
President Kenyatta is expected to issue a statement at a news conference this Tuesday with regards to Kenya’s agenda at the bilateral talks.
‘Kenya and the United States have enjoyed a long history of traditionally strong friendship and partnership, and we will be looking to build on this during President Obama’s visit,’ adds Esipisu.
This is Obama’s maiden official visit to Kenya after he took over the American presidency.
His visit has put Kenya on the spotlight and many Kenyans are optimistic that this tour to his motherland will translate to economic opportunities and prosperity.