Benjamin Solomon ‘Ben’ Carson, Sr., a U.S. Republican Presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon, is set to tour Kenya, where he claims to trace his ancestral roots. Carson will also visit Nigeria and Zambia on his week-long tour of the Africa Continent starting December 27.
Back in July, Carson made claims that he did his research and discovered his ancestral roots are somewhere in the Kenya-Tanzania regions, specifically among the Turkana tribe. Carson said the following while talking to a U.S. radio host Hugh Hewitt in a Monday interview:
“I think a lot of our policy in the future is going to affect Africa. But I’m going to those three countries in particular because my ancestors are from the Kenya-Tanzania region, the Turkana tribe. I’ve had all of that traced back.”
Carson believes the tour will enable him to make better decisions based on things he has seen firsthand as opposed to getting just filtered information. While in Nigeria, Carson will visit a local medical school named after him.
“I want to get an idea from the people what the effects of the Boko Haram are, what people are thinking, …read more