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Kisumu and Siaya hotels to reap big during Obama visit - 9 months ago, 12 July 01:11

Maurice Alal @ala ...

The hospitality industry in Kisumu and Siaya counties is preparing to reap big from former US President Barack Obama’s visit.

Obama is expected in Kenya next Monday. A spot check in some hotels revealed record bookings ahead of the visit.

Western Kenya Hospitality Leaders’ Association chairman Robinson Anyal said top hotels including Acacia, Imperial and Sovereign are 100 percent booked.

 “With the calibre of guests, we expect high-end hotels to be fully booked. At Impala Eco-Lodge, we are currently at 70 per cent,” he said.

Anyal, who is also the Eco-Lodge manager, added they are expecting hotels which are currently 50 per cent booked to hit 90 per cent by Sunday. 

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Other top hotels are Le-Savanna, St John’s Manor, Kisumu Hotel and Grand Royal City.

During the one-day visit, Obama will hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, before heading to his ancestral home of Kogelo, Siaya, ...
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