boPresident Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday welcomed US President Barack Obama on Twitter.

6 years after he took office, Obama was finally given the @Potus handle. (President of The United States). The handle will be transferred to the next President, and as Obama put it, “It comes with the house”.

@Potus quickly went into the Guinness book of World Records as the Twitter account that hit 1 million followers in the fastest time. It achieved this milestone in under 5 hours. Ironman star Robert Downey Jr previously held that record, with his handle reaching 1 million followers in 23 hours 22 minutes, back in April 2014. Obama’s other handle @BarackObama is operated by the President’s campaign team, and it has been several years since he last tweeted. He will however put out the tweets @Potus personally. President Uhuru, through his handle @UKenyatta, wrote.

Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS. I look forward to your visit to Kenya this July #TembeaKenya #GES2015Kenya

 

Unlike @Potus, Uhuru does not tweet for himself.