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Kenya Tourism Board Markets The Obama Circuit

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Kweli Kenya kuna watu wanamawazo poa sana kuhusu taking advantage of
    a situation.Kwa sasa wameanza kumarket tourist destination iitwayo "Obama
    Circuit" just to cash in on the President-elect's victory.Kwa hivyo tourist
    wakiwa wana-plan kuja Kenya katika tour package yao wanaulizwa kama
    wanataka 'Obama Ciruit' kua included.Meaning a trip to Nyanza in Western
    Kenya which is Obama's ancestral homeland.

    Kama changamoto kwa wakuu wa bodi ya utalii, are we brainstorming on this
    thing so as to get a trickle down effect ama ni yale ya kawaida tu?

    Horns locked on Kenya bull fights ​


    Bull fighting is an age-old practice in western Kenya and events are held every month in various towns.

    The organisers say they want to promote the traditional sport, as part of a new "Obama tourism circuit", based on the US president's links to the region.

    But the activists say bull fighting is illegal and cruel and say their law suit will be lodged next week.

    Hillary Wendo of events company Target Africa told the BBC that they are planning to hold a cultural extravaganza to promote Western Province as a tourist destination, with the bull fighting as a climax.

    "Since now western Kenya is in the Obama circuit, it's a high time that we opened up western Kenya and it's high time we sold our culture to the outside," Mr Wendo told the BBC.

    In November, the government announced plans to introduce a new tourism circuit - the Obama circuit - for western Kenya to make the most of Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential elections.

    President-elect Obama's father was from Kogelo in western Kenya.

    In recent years, bull fighting has been advertised as a unique spectacle to attract both local and international tourists.

    The bulls are bred and raised specifically to fight and are highly prized and pampered by their owners and the local community.

    A cheering crowd encourages two bulls to engage in a fierce battle until one of them flees in defeat.

    BBC NEWS | Africa | Horns locked on Kenya bull fights
  2. Icadon

    Icadon JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna article ya NYT nilisoma mwezi wa pili, walidai kuwa wanandugu wa Obama walikuwa wanachaji wahandishi wahabari wanaokwenda kumhoji bibi yake Obama.
  3. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    They twisted the whole story.

    Initially watu walikua wanaenda kumwona huyu mama kama kawa
    coz she was a nobody.Hata hivyo the sensitivity of the matter heightened
    when Obama beat Hillary in the primaries na ikawa kuenda kumuona lazima
    ufanye appointment.