Kenya having recently hosted high profile visitors of recent, the country is yet to host another high profiled guest from the US – the Republican presidential contender Ben Carson.
The Washington Post reported that the presidential Candidate for the 2016 US elections Mr Carson will be making a week long trip here he will get to visit three African Countries.
Mr.Carson made his announcement through Salem Radio’s host Hugh Hewitt that he will be making his trip to Kenya,Nigeria and Zambia just after the Christmas festivities.
Ben Carson who is a renowned author and former surgeon noted that the reason for his visit was because of the strategic importance of those regions and because of his own family ancestry.
“I think a lot of our policy in the future is going to affect Africa, but those three in particular because my ancestors are from the Kenya-Tanzania region, the Turkana tribe. I’ve had all of that traced back,” he told Hewitt, according to a transcript of the interview.
Although the pastoral communities that live in the region where Ben Carson’s insists his ancestors who are of the Turkana tribe hailed from are the Masaai and Kuria. His research has been deemed to have inaccuracies.
He reason for his visit to Zambia being to check on the progress of two of his patients- Siamese twins who he helped separate almost 18 years ago and this they graduated from high school.
The acclaimed author of the books Gifted Hands and Think Big is also set to visit Nigeria, where he will get to visit a medical school named after him and also get an ideal from the people what the effects of Boko Haram are, what people are thinking, to see what the economic situation is there.
The retired Surgeon will leave America on December 27 and will be abroad for about one week.