It's a big deal when a sitting US president comes to visit your country. It's a huge deal when President Barack Obama visits Kenya, as he's scheduled to do this Friday.
Obama has family in Kenya — his father was from there — and his relatives would love a visit.
However, that's not the official focus for this trip. The president has much more serious business to discuss in Kenya. He’s there to co-host a global entrepreneurship summit, designed to signal Kenya’s arrival as a successful, modernizing economy.