By Ian Bremmer
The recent trip by US President Barack Obama was a blessing in disguise to the Uhuru administration because it undoubtedly changed the way people used to see him.
According to Ian Bremmer, a political scientist, President Obama’s trip to Kenya was more than just a historic homecoming.
The POTUS visit demystified Uhuru Kenyatta’s questionable character as portrayed by some anti-Uhuru critics who painted his administration with endless debacles.
Bremmer, a renowned American political scientist has attested that Uhuru Kenyatta is more that what people said about him.
He went as far as giving an example that should the United States of Africa be formed, Uhuru Kenyatta will be the perfect fit for Presidency and that Kenya will soon be Africa’s economic powerhouse, overtaking Nigeria and South Africa.
Speaking to Sky News, here is what Bremmer had in mind:
“Lower oil prices will slow development in Nigeria. Dissatisfaction with government and social unrest in South Africa will continue to weigh on that country’s growth. That’s why Kenya’s stable political system and dynamic economy will only become more important for Africa and for the rest of the world,”
The 45-year-old author and lecturer at New York University gave reasons why the American government ought to shift attention from the traditional African powerhouses Nigeria and South Africa. According to them, the following are the key points as to why the United States built aconfidence with Uhuru administration.
1. War On Terror