“Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father’s native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday. Obama will travel to Kenya in July for bilateral meetings and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference that connects entrepreneurs with governments, international organizations and business leaders.
““His trip will build on the success of the August 2014 US – Africa Leaders Summit and continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to improve security, strengthen democratic institutions and accelerate economic growth,” Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, said in a statement.
“This will be the President’s fourth trip to sub-Saharan Africa. His last trip was in December 2013 for the funeral of Nelson Mandela. He also traveled to Tanzania, South Africa and Senegal during summer of 2013 for a series of events on the United States’ commitment to young leadership development, democratic institutions and African economic growth.
“Obama famously traced his family’s roots in his 1995 memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” His father, Barack Obama, Sr., was born and raised in Kenya. He lived in the United States in the 1950s and 60s, and ultimately returned to his home country, where he died in a car accident in 1982.
“Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters additional details about the trip are forthcoming, and he did not yet know whether the President would visit with members of his extended family. Obama Sr.’s native country has also spurred controversy on the President’s birthplace and citizenship – a simple “Obama Kenya” Google search turns up countless conspiracy theories, which the President himself poked fun at earlier this month at the Gridiron Club’s annual dinner.
However, a source in the Republican Party, who requested anonymity, revealed to Newslo that the President is putting up a “smoke curtain” with his so-called visit to Kenya. He exclusively shared information that the President could face some trouble with the US Department of Homeland Security, and has decided to conveniently leave the country because of it.
“All these recent problems, such as the nuclear talks, the current situation in Yemen and various other scandals have prompted the President to take some ‘well-earned time off in his beloved homeland’ and rightfully so, since he ‘worked tirelessly to ensure the situation which he’ll be leaving for his successor in 2016 is as US-friendly as possible,’” the source revealed, poking by saying that “the DHS isn’t too happy with the way things are being run at the moment.”
“Blood is thicker than water, and Obama is aware of that. By choosing to go to Kenya of all countries, he is signaling that his roots are not forgotten, while at the same time, is successfully managing to avoid the Homeland Security’s radar. He knows he will feel safe there, among his own people, and the most powerful man is one who’s inspired and motivated. There’s no place like home, and that’s something Obama knows well,” the source concluded.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security did not wish to speak with Newslo, or comment on the information from the GOP HQ.