Both countries have been on the frontline of the fight against terrorist group, Al-Shebab, and have been important security partners to the US.
Kenya has rebounded from the violence, said Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, who toured the mall on Tuesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya – Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is to re-open Saturday, almost two years after it was attacked by Somalia’ Islamic extremist rebels who killed at least 67 people, Kenyan officials said Tuesday. Her store will now have five times as much space as it did before the attack, she added.
“I will mobilize and lead every member of the council, including women and the youth, and Kenyans in general to throw rotten eggs at Obama if he dares introduce the gay and lesbian debate”, a member of the head of a council of elders said.
New security features will include explosive detectors, luggage X-rays, scanners to check underneath cars, bollards to prevent vehicle bombs, and bullet-proof guard towers, Reuters reported.
“As with all large public events, there is the opportunity for criminal elements to target participants and other visitors”, the travel alert read.
The alert expires on July 30, after the summit ends.
Obama’s first visit to Kenya as the USA president has been described as historic by the east African nation’s ruling elite, scholars and ordinary citizens.
Canada too issued its alert earlier in the month urging its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution due to the increasing number of terrorist attacks and incidents of crime. More than 3,000 people are expected at the meeting.
In April, the Al Qaida-linked militants massacred 148 people at the region’s Garissa University, a lot of them students.
Vice reports since the tragedy at Westgate mall, Kenyan authorities have detained four Somalis allegedly connected with the attack.