Kenyan Businessmen decline Obama's invite to Dar Es Salaam
Chris Kirubi released a public statement saying
“I better be among the Kenyans who would rather say, ‘come home we meet you at home rather than in another person’s land’. I changed my mind and said I will not accept the invitation to go to Dar es Salaam,Kenyans must understand the implications. It’s not a very simple issue; it’s very serious. The fact that his roots are Kenyan, but he is not coming means a lot. He is not a president of a banana republic, he is powerful!” Kirubi told journalists.If Barack Obama visited Kenya, we would feature in every single media in the world. That promotion of a destination alone, we can never afford to pay for it. And Tanzania is now getting that opportunity"