Terrorism – Al-Shabaab’s reign of terror in east Africa will feature prominently in discussion. Kenya is taking the lead in the fight against the Islamist militant group.
Trade – The US is a major trade partner with Kenya after the EU. Major deals will be signed on this visit.
Human Rights – Kenya’s less-than-exemplary track record will come up. While charges of crimes against humanity have been withdrawn against President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto remains on trial at the ICC.
Development – He is in Kenya to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Gay Rights – Although Kenyatta says it’s not on the agenda, Obama himself has vowed to press home his ‘blunt message’ on the subject to African leaders.