Obama arrives in Kenya for two-day visit, meets Uhuru

Obama arrives in Kenya for two-day visit, meets Uhuru

Another group of reporters who arrived after Obama had left were however allowed in, only to be informed that the USA president was already on his way to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a Facebook post seen by TUKO.co.ke on Sunday morning, Obama confirmed his scheduled tour to Africa, noting he was very proud to visit the sub-Saharan Africa more times than any other USA president. Auma Obama attended his 2009 inauguration and was a big part of her brother's 2015 visit to Kenya.

Following his arrival on Sunday, Mr Obama was driven straight to State House, Nairobi where he held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and other senior government officials.

The talks centred on youth empowerment and the Building of Bridges initiative set up by the two leaders on March 9.

President Kenyatta gifted the former US President with two books: Aspirations of a generation: Youth of Kenya and Kenya at 50, which detail success stories of the Kenyan youth for the last 50 years.

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Rafael Nadal for the men's semifinal, and to watch Markle's friend, Serena Williams play Angelique Kerber for the ladies' final. Kate was also lucky enough to attend the Wimbledon Women's Finals the day before alongside sister-in-law Meghan Markle .

Through his twitter account, Gerson Msigwa, the Director for Presidential Communication in Tanzania, said the Obamas spent eight days in Tanzania before jetting out to his ancestral home.

The former Premier also briefed Obama on the ongoing peace efforts aimed at ending the stalemate in South Sudan and finding peace in the East African region.

At the top in his agenda will be the grand opening of a sports resource centre dubbed Sauti Kuu Sports in his father's K'Ogelo village.

"President Obama threw his support behind the Building Bridges initiative and pledged his support in helping bring the country together and fighting corruption", Odinga said after meeting the former US President.

Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong'o receiveed the ex-president at the airport.

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