The word is out: President Obama will be watching Kenya closely to see how our rulers handle affairs of State.
No, he didn't say so himself; it was no less than Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and a number of other legislators who gave the warning which our leaders would do well to heed.
The jubilation in Kenya that greeted Mr Obama's historic triumph in the US elections during which he overcame heavy odds to become the first black-American to win the presidency must mean something.
The only way we Kenyans can pay him back for making us proud to be associated with him is not to make him ashamed of the land of his father.
As Mr Musyoka puts …