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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Jonathan keeps mum as he visits Kenya Games Reserve



Barely three months after he handed-over power to President Muhammadu Buhari, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has continued to keep mum on public matters.
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience pictured landing in Kenya for a weekend holiday
Jonathan who, Weekend, visited Kenya’s Maasai Mara Games Reserve on a chartered plane with his wife, Patience and two children was reported by the Kenyan media to have refused to speak to journalists on arriving the Games Reserve.
He is at the reserve for a three-day tour to witness the wildebeest migration. Jonathan was booked at the new Angama Mara Lodge at the Oloololo conservancy.
The ex-president was received by Narok Governor Samuel Tunai. Tunai, who is also the Council of  Governors tourism committee chairman, said more than 500,000 tourists from all over the world are expected to witness the spectacular crossing of wildebeest across the crocodile-infested Mara River.
According to Kenya media, Jonathan is the second dignitary to visit the reserve in less than a fortnight after the King of Swasiland, Mswati III. The king was booked in the same lodge six days ago.
The owner of the hotel, Nicky Fitzgerald, said this tourism peak season is different from the past as prominent personalities from across the world have been calling for bookings.
“We have received Mr Jonathan, King Mswati III, a Chinese prominent family and we are expecting other royalties,” said Ms Fitzgerald.
Ms Fitzgerald said United States (U.S.) President Barrack Obama’s visit last month was a boost for tourism in Kenya.
The trooping in of world leaders to Kenya is expected to boost the tourism sector, which is recovering from travel advisories.
Britain has withdrawn travel advisories against Kenya and America is expected to follow suit.
“Starting of direct flights between Kenya and the U.S. as Obama promised would really promote trade and tourism,” said Ms Fitzgerald.

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