The America’s first black President Barack Obama is expected to visit his native Kenya for a highly anticipated landmark visit on July. The white house press secretary Josh Earnest has announced the president’s trip in a statement on Monday.
The president is planning to attend a summit on entrepreneurship and meet with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya security has been in a messy situation since Al-shabab’s attack on Westgate mall in 2013.
“His trip will build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security,” Press Secretary Josh said in a statement.
Obama has visited Africa four times since becoming US president in 2009. The Al-Qaeda affiliated militants, Al-shabaab killed more than 500 people including government officials and civilians in 2014.