White House dismisses Kenya release of Obama schedule

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 6:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's travel plans won't change after Kenyan aviation authorities released specifics about his arrival there later this week.

Air Force One is due to land in the capital of Nairobi on Friday so Obama can attend a business summit and meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta before he continues on to Ethiopia.

Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, says the U.S. Secret Service is aware that specific details of the president's travel schedule were shared with airport staff in Nairobi and published on social media. Rice says the release of the information has not affected plans for the trip.

The White House had announced earlier this year that Obama would travel to Kenya to attend a Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Obama's late father was Kenyan.