Former United States President Barack Hussein Obama is planning to visit Kenya in July to hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi before heading to his ancestral home in K’Ogelo.
The visit in mid-July trip will be Obama’s first visit to Kenya since leaving office early 2017.
In 2015, the former US leader made his first visit to Kenya, the country of his father’s birth, since his election in 2008.
Obama is also expected to South Africa where he will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture on 18 July.
The Office of the President of Kenya could not expressly confirm the visit while directing questions to Obama’s office.
“President Obama’s office will make an announcement,” State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said.
Obama, during his 2015 visit, promised to come back to Kenya when the trappings of power would have been relaxed.
“I know that there are still places in this beautiful nation that I have not discovered. I am going to make sure that I get back and it is not just Kenya, there is an ecosystem that is connected from Uganda to Tanzania. Climbing Kilimanjaro seems like something that should be on my list of things to do once I get out of here,” he said in 2015.
“I will be back to Kenya next time, maybe not in a suit. I would also come with (my daughters) Malia and Sasha. My family loves Kenya,” said the then American President.