PHOTOS: Tight security in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit


PHOTOS: Tight security in K'Ogelo ahead of Obama visit
Security situation in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • At the Sauti Kuu Centre, there are at least half a dozen lorries carrying Kenyan police officers and an almost equal number of vehicles from the US embassy with more security personnel.
  • Secret Service officials are also in sight to oversee smooth running
  • There are also two roadblocks, half-a-kilometer apart, along the road leading to the institute. To gain access past the roadblocks, one is required to have very high level clearance.

Nothing is being taken to chance when it comes to the protection of former US President Barack Obama.

Heavy security was deployed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and K’Ogello in Siaya County at the Sauti Kuu Foundation Centre – where he will be the Chief Guest during the vocational training centre’s launch – as well as at his grandmother Mama Sarah’s home.

At the Sauti Kuu Centre, there are at least half a dozen lorries carrying GSU officers and an almost equal number of vehicles from the US embassy with more security personnel. Secret Service officials are also in sight to oversee smooth running of the former President’s visit.

There are also two roadblocks, half-a-kilometer apart, along the road leading to the institute. To gain access past the roadblocks, one is required to have very high level clearance.

Among those said to be accompanying Obama during his Kenya trip are representatives from the National Basketball Association (NBA) led by Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors.

Below are images of the security situation in K’Ogelo at the Sauti Kuu Foundation Centre as well as Mama Sarah Obama’s home;

Security situation in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL
Security situation in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL

Security situation in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL
Security situation in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL
Security at Mama Sarah Obama’s visit ahead of Obama’s visit in K’Ogelo. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL
The setup in K'Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL
The setup in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL
The setup in K'Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL
The setup in K’Ogelo ahead of Obama visit. PHOTO/CITIZEN DIGITAL

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