President Obama has snubbed his fathers country of Kenya by not visiting it in his African visit. This is quite sad for us since as Kenyans we have always prided ourselves to the fact that we have a connection to the American President, especially the Luo tribe (his fathers specific tribe).
It has now been confirmed the reason that he is not coming to Kenya is because of the decision Kenya made to elect a president accused of crimes against humanity in the ICC. It seems President Obama really did not support this decision as he will not pass through Kenya.
Well this action may seem minor to some, however it speaks volumes. By Obama not passing by, he sends a message to international investors that the United States does not have Kenya’s back. This is the worst thing that can happen to any country, especially a developing one.
This is not the first time we have been publicly embarrassed as when Uhuru was announced as president, the United States of America, together with the United Kingdom did not congratulate us. Even when Uhuru visited the UK it is aid that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, did not shake his hand.
Well as Kenyans all we can do is live with our decision as most likely Uhuru will be President for the next 10 years!
I wish you a pleasant trip to Africa President Obama, but please forgive us for the best candidate won.