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Kenyans disappointed by Obama absence

Uncertainty following March election cited by Washington as reason for missing trip.

Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 09:01
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As US President Barack Obama wraps up his three-nation tour of Africa with a visit to Tanzania, many in Kenya are disappointed that he did not make a stop in his father's homeland.

The uncertainty following the March election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, who are accused of crimes against humanity, is one of the reasons why Obama is not visiting, Washington has said.

Analysts have said that the decision to visit Tanzania instead could also be down to economic interests.

Earlier, he visited South Africa and Senegal.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi.

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