President Barack Obama is planning to visit his ancestral homeland of Kenya, in what would be his first visit there as president.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters Monday that Obama will go to Kenya at the end of July to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Schultz said the president will hold bilateral meetings while in Kenya, but had no information on the exact dates of the trip, or whether Obama plans to see family members while in the country.
President Obama has made three trips to Africa as president but never to Kenya, where his father, Barack Obama, Senior, was born and spent the majority of his life.
The president went to Kenya before winning the White House, including a visit while he was a U.S. senator.