US secret service agents tighten security in K'Ogelo as Obama visits ancestral home

US secret service agents tighten security in K'Ogelo as Obama visits ancestral home

- Security was beefed up in K’Ogelo village in Kenya ahead of Obama's tour to the region

- American secret service agents patrolled the streets to make sure everything was in order

- Obama was expected to visit his ancestral home before exiting Kenya for South Africa, having met and held talks with Uhuru and Raila

The Kenya government has beefed up security in K'Ogelo village, Siaya County, ahead of the visit of the United States (US) former president, Barack Obama.

Kenya's General Service Unit (GSU) officers working alongside American secret service agents could be seen patrolling the streets and conducting surveillance in K'Ogelo to keep the high profile visitors safe.

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US Secret Service agents tighten security in K'Ogelo as Obama visits ancestral home

Security beefed up in K'Ogelo, Siaya County, by American Secret Service and Kenyan GSU as Obama visits ancestral home (Photo Credit: Nation)

NAIJ.com confirmed Obama arrived at his ancestral home on the morning of Monday, July 16, together with a delegation of other leaders.

Nyanza regional police boss Leonard Katana said: "We have stepped up the security to ensure Obama and his delegates will be safe during their visit here. We do not expect people hovering around the private event."

US Secret Service agents tighten security in K'Ogelo as Obama visits ancestral home

Former US President Barack Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House shortly after he landed at JKIA on Sunday, July 15. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Uhuru Kenyatta)

Although Obama's visit to Kenya was a private affair, he was still accorded the protection of a retired US president, which explains the tight security around him.

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He arrived in Kenya on Sunday, July 15, and held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, and former prime minister Raila Odinga in his office. The former president then proceeded to his ancestral home in K'Ogelo as planned.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that a corporate and commercial law expert, Daniel Agada, says that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the US will further open up the American market for Nigerian goods.

Agada told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, May 1, that the visit apparently signified a thaw in bilateral relations between the two sovereign states.

At the top in his agenda was the grand opening of a sports resource centre dubbed Sauti Kuu sports in his father's village.

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Source: Naija.ng

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