US Sec. Of State Tillerson Falls Ill In Kenya

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cancelled scheduled events on Saturday on the second day of a visit to Kenya because he is not feeling very well.

“The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea and has canceled his events for the day,” spokesman Steve Goldstein said.

“Some events will go ahead without him, while they are looking at the possibility of rescheduling others.”

Tillerson is four days into his first diplomatic trip to Africa, where he has visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.

The US diplomat, who arrived in Nairobi on Friday, had been due to visit the AIDS-relief programme PEPFAR on Saturday and also attends a ceremony marking 20 years since Al-Qaeda bombed the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people.

Plans to lay a wreath at the site could be rescheduled, Goldstein said.

Tillerson is due to travel to Chad on Monday then on to Nigeria a day later where he will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Goldstein later said the secretary’s health had improved and he will resume his normal schedule on Sunday.

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