History made at JKIA

ObamaBarack Obama is first sitting US President to visit Kenya

On 24 July history was made when Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, facilitated the arrival of a sitting US President for the first time.

Waiting to receive the President as Air Force One pulled up at JKIA’s new Terminal 2 was Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Obama’s half-sister Dr Auma Obama.

The President, who described himself as a “Kenyan-American”, was in Kenya to attend the Global Entrepreneurs Summit (GES). Launched by President Obama in 2009, GES “brings together entrepreneurs and investors from across Africa and around the world annually to showcase innovative projects, exchange new ideas, and help spur economic opportunity”.

Obama’s homecoming helped boost Kenya’s image, and that of JKIA, as the world focused on his historic visit.

KAA supports Why I Love Kenya campaign
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has joined the Kenya Tourism Board’s (KTB) ‘Ask Me Why I Love Kenya’ campaign.

To launch the initiative KAA’s Acting Managing Director Kangugo Yatich pinned the much sought-after campaign badges on a number of KAA staff and stakeholders at a ceremony held at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Yatich said that KAA staff would wear the badges daily and he urged everyone to embrace the patriotic spirit.

Ask Me Why I Love Kenya enhances the brand value of JKIA, and emphasises the crucial role it plays in welcoming visitors and showing the hospitality Kenya is known for.