US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Lands in Nairobi

by Abel Hampton March 11, 2018, 1:00
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Lands in Nairobi

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFormer WH adviser: Trump will want to rejoin Paris climate pact by 2020 Why the U.S. should lead on protecting Rohingya Muslims 'Bolivarian Diaspora' can no longer be ignored MORE is ill and canceled planned events in Africa on Saturday.

"The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea", the state department said.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives to a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White House March 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The PEPFAR event went on without him, while the embassy visit was scrapped.

Tillerson's Saturday schedule included an event for PEPFAR, the US government-funded programme to fight HIV/AIDS, a visit to American diplomats at the USA embassy in Nairobi and a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the deadly al-Qaeda bombing of U.S embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed 224 people.

There are no indications that the secretary of state is seriously ill.

Tillerson had started his day Friday in Ethiopia with the North Korea announcement and flew to Djibouti for a brief visit before continuing on to Nairobi.

A United States embassy official said Ambassador Bob Godec andHealth Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki would attend events on Saturday morning.

Tillerson is due to travel to Chad on Monday then on to Nigeria a day later.

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