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Obama's Kogelo visit not confirmed

19 May 2015, 16:11 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - US President Barrack Obama will not visit his home village of Kogello, his relative Said Obama has said.

Said says that to date, there has been no communication from Obama's handlers over the trip which he will make to the country in July.

There have been reports that the US president will visit his hometown village from various news outlets but Obama has yet to confirm.

" I have heard and the reality is that we do not have confirmation from the US over a visit here. It is not yet on the itinerary and we do not know of it," he told News24.

" It might happen but at the moment we do not know yet," he added.

Obama will travel to Kenya in July for bilateral meetings and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference that connects entrepreneurs with business leaders, international organizations, and governments.

" 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 Earnest said in a statement.

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