Kenya: Tillerson Cancels Day's Events in Nairobi Due to Illness
Mar 11 2018
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cancelled scheduled events in Kenya, saying he's "not feeling well", CNN reports.
According to a statement given by State Department spokesman Steve Goldstein, Secretary Tillerson is not feeling well after long days of working on major issues back in the US.
Even though the secretary's illness was not clarified by officials alongside him, it is believed that his condition is not critical.
Events that will be rescheduled include a stop at the site of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Goldstein said, adding that an updated schedule will be released later.
The US diplomat, who arrived in Nairobi on Friday, had been due to visit the AIDS-relief program PEPFAR on Saturday and also attend a ceremony marking 20 years since Al-Qaeda bombed the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people.
Tillerson is four days into his first diplomatic trip to Africa, where he has visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.
There are no indications his illness is serious.
Mr Tillerson was in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa when news of Donald Trump's agreement to meet Mr Kim in unprecedented talks broke late on Thursday.
The secretary of state has had a pretty hectic schedule on his tour having to juggle many balls at the same time; making calls to the White House on North Korea and monitoring the situation in the Middle-East.
He plans to spend another day in Nairobi before heading to Chad and Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday.