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Direct Kenya-US flights will begin soon, Obama assures

Published on July 25, 2015

 US President Barack Obama has assured his host President Uhuru Kenyatta that his government is finalising plans to introduce direct flights to the United States.

President Obama says his bilateral talks with host President Kenyatta were mainly centred on deepening relations between Kenya and the US for mutual benefit.

“Our governments are also working to launch direct flights between Kenya and the United States as soon as possible. I don’t have a date certain and I would not want to make a guess and then if we are late you’ll call me and say you lied,” President Obama said.

The visiting President said US officials from the Department of Transportation and that of Homeland Security would assist Kenyan authorities work through various protocol issues.

“I anticipate that if we get all the issues squared this is something that has potential and will definitely have beneficial impact on US travel to Kenya both for business or tourism,” he said. Read more. Source | Capital Fm Kenya