US Says Obama To Snub Kenya Over ICC Cases


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US President Barrack Obama is skipping Kenya in his visit to Africa visit due to the crimes against humanity cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Ben Rhodes, a deputy US National Security advisor on Friday night said “it just wasn’t the best time for the president to travel to his ancestral home in Kenya at this point due to the Kenyan cases at the international criminal court”.

Speaking during a teleconference mainly centred on the Africa visit starting Wednesday next week.

Rhodes however, insisted that Kenya remains a “special place” in the president’s heart.

Obama leaves Washington on Wednesday on the first leg of a three nation tour meant to emphasize economic potential and democratic development, in East, South and Western Sub-Saharan Africa.

Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania during in his Africa tour.

By Maureen Murimi

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