Nairobi News

NewsWhat's Hot

Miguna miffed with Obama’s hyped homecoming

Deported politician Miguna Miguna is not impressed with the hype surrounding the visit of former US Barack Obama.

The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general took to Twitter to hit out at Kenyan politicians and media for according President Obama a warm reception.

Miguna wondered why a lot of effort was invested welcoming Obama, a foreigner, while they supported his deportation to Canada despite being born in Kenyan.

“Welcome HOME, @BarackObama,” obtuse Kenyan politicians and their compromised media shout. The same irrational noisemakers are yelling about “Homecoming for Obama” who was born in Hawaii and has no Kenyan citizenship or National Identity card, yet they claim I’m a foreigner,” he tweeted.

During his visit, Obama will open a state-of-the-art centre for knowledge and learning and excellence in Kisumu on July 16, which his sister Auma says will enable the youth to realise their potential.

The centre will help children have access to the Internet and books to enable them read more.

Before they head to Kogelo, Obama and his family will pay a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta and meet Opposition leader Raila Odinga in a tightly scheduled programme.

This will be his first visit to Kenya since leaving office on January 20 last year. He has visited Kenya three other times, in 1987, 1992 and in 2015 when serving his second term in the White House.