A claim that former United States (US) President Barack Obama has been appointed as a Special Envoy for US Diplomacy (SED) to Kenya is FALSE.
The claim was originally made by a Kenyan newspaper as an April Fools’ Day joke. AEM has since established that Obama has not announced any plans to move to Kenya.
The story was first published on April 1 by The Standard, a Kenyan newspaper. It asserted, among other things, that Obama was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as “Special Envoy for US Diplomacy” and that he would be filming a documentary alongside Morgan Freeman and David Attenborough during his stay.