Four days into official visit, Tillerson falls sick in Kenya, cancels engagements

  • Four days into official visit, Tillerson falls sick in Kenya, cancels engagements

Four days into official visit, Tillerson falls sick in Kenya, cancels engagements

"When it's cold, that's when I feel pain", he said.

Tillerson, 65, cancelled some events in Kenya on Saturday, saying he was feeling unwell.

So Chad's leaders felt blindsided when Trump added their citizens to the travel restrictions list, lumping Chad together with US enemies like North Korea.

When Tillerson meets Buhari, both men are expected to discuss counter-terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria's North-East and the Lake Chad basin.

After jetting into the country on Friday, Tillerson met President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi where he assured of his Government's commitment to Kenya on trade and security.

Tillerson, who was greeted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, is on the final part of his first tour of Africa since becoming secretary of state.

Tillerson underscored at the meeting with Kenyatta "strong USA support for democratic institutions" - including the media - and voiced concern over "restrictions to political space".

Tillerson has been in the country for the last three-days after jetting in on Friday. The stations had planned to live-stream the oath.

U.S. Institute of Peace senior adviser Johnnie Carson said in an interview with VOA a free and independent media instills public confidence.

He said the United States government has offered to assist Nigeria in ensuring speedy rescue of the girls by providing materials, intelligence and training, among others.

USA words and deeds are colliding as Tillerson travels across Africa.

The visit to Chad, part of Mr. Tillerson's five-nation tour of Africa, was underwhelming because he got sick partway through, had a light schedule of events anyway and then made a decision to head back to Washington a day earlier than expected, cramming visits to Chad and Nigeria into a single day.