Nairobi has turned into a ghost town ahead of Obama’s visit

Kenya’s infamously congested capital city has turned into a ghost town as residents stay home to avoid the chaos surrounding US president Barack Obama’s arrival tonight (July 24).

Companies have told staff to stay home, schools have closed, and families are buying enough groceries to last them the weekend as they hole up at home until Obama leaves on Sunday.

“We are stocking up; it’s like it is a storm,” Abdullahi Halakhe, a security expert who lives in Nairobi, tells Quartz....

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