Obama arrives in Kenya, meets Kenyatta and Odinga

Brunilde Fioravanti
Luglio 16, 2018

Former US President Barack Obama on Sunday arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Known as the Sauti Kuu Foundation, it will be a sports facility and vocational training centre.

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.

Mr Obama made the promise when he last visited Kenya in 2015.

In Nairobi, Barack met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta's twitter account. There, he is expected to hold a meeting with Kenyatta and opposition leader, Raila Odinga. Odinga is working with the Kenyatta administration after an invalidated presidential election and tense political standoff, The Hill reported. He was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood raised by his mother, a white American from Kansas.

Another superstar, Oprah Winfrey, will not travel to Kenya with Obama this weekend but will join him in South Africa.Winfrey is among 350 celebrities and notables travelling to Africa together with Obama.

"We are upbeat about the coming of the President Barak Obama", said Rasango, who added he is not expecting much in terms of any announcements of aid.

Rasanga said he will ask Barack to help develop a university to be called President Barack Obama University.

Mr Obama is set to issue a flagship speech in Johannesburg as South Africans celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week.

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