Uhuru, Ruto Leave for JKIA to Receive Obama

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto have left State House for JKIA to receive US President Barack Obama who will arrive tonight.

Kenyan police were seen preparing to receive Obama at JKIA as Journalists lined up to get frisked by Secret Service agents.

The main entrance of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is lined with gun-wielding security officers.

Citizens were also seen on footbridges along Mombasa Road, waiting for a glimpse of the US president’s motorcade.

Obama’s limo ‘The Beast’ arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hours earlier.

The vehicle checked into the airport’s Terminal Two in a motorcade that included another limo.

It is not clear which hotel Obama will stay in but motorists will not be allowed to drive past Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Westlands until 2pm Sunday.

A drill, involving The Beast and police escort, was carried out in the morning from Uhuru Highway into the hotel.

Obama will arrive tonight for bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and to co-host the 6th Global Entrepreneurship taking place at UN headquarters in Gigiri.

City residents enjoyed rare traffic-free roads in the morning as many businesses shut down or cut their trading hours ahead of the visit