Starting Friday, July 3rd, you are invited to send an SMS to US President Barack Obama with your questions and comments in advance of his visit to Africa.
Those who respond early will receive SMS highlights from his speech in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, July 11th. This service is available in both English and French. President Obama will directly answer selected questions through local radio broadcasts in Africa.
To send an SMS to Obama, from anywhere in Africa, simply text 'English' or 'French' to +61418601934. If you do not receive a confirmation of your enrollment within 10 minutes, please send again to +45609910343. For Kenya use short code 5683, for Ghana use short code 1731, for Nigeria use short code 32969 and for South Africa use short code 31958. Capacity is limited so please text right away.
Kenyans, please note that these numbers can not be used for 'flashing' or 'please call me' and there are some charges involved in sending an SMS.
Kenyans are also still in the process of acquiring the same kind of numbers for President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga.