Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Obama in Ancestral Home Kenya to Launch Sister's Project

Obama in Ancestral Home Kenya to Launch Sister's Project

Former US Barack Obama arrives on Sunday for a much-anticipated visit as a private person, Citizen Obama considered a son of the soil and a beloved celebrity.

Obama, according to local media, headed straight to State House, where he was slated for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He has visited Kenya three other times, in 1987, 1992 and in 2015 when serving his second term in the White House.

President Kenyatta congratulated the former United States president for establishing the Obama Foundation which seeks to empower the youth to become the agents of change in Africa.

The two leaders agreed that African youths could become the continent's most valuable asset if their energy and creativity are effectively harnessed.

Former US President Barack Obama in photo shared by Gerson Msigwa, the Director for Presidential Communication in Tanzania, claiming the Obamas spent eight days in Tanzania before coming to Kenya.

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Large crowds are however expected in Kisumu, Kenya's third largest city, where Obama will fly on Monday before driving to his father's home village of Kogelo in Siaya County, a journey of about 70 kilometres.

Obama is in the country to support Auma in setting up Sauti Kuu Foundation in K'Ogelo, Siaya county.

While welcoming the 44th US President in Kenya Sunday afternoon, President Kenyatta thanked Mr Obama for keeping his promise to visit the country after his service as US president.

Auma said her foundation aims to change mentalities of people so they realise there are opportunities they can make use of.

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