Obama Returns to Kenya, Meets President Uhuru

Lewis Collier
July 16, 2018

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.

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

In Nairobi, Barack met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta's twitter account. Odinga and Kenyatta on March 9 pledged to work together, ending months of turmoil following a disputed presidential election that was nullified by the Supreme Court and a rerun which the opposition boycotted. He has visited Kenya three other times, in 1987, 1992 and in 2015 when serving his second term in the White House.

Another issue that has got Kenya's talking is the report in Tanzanian newspapers that Mr Obama and his family spent eight days in the famous Serengeti National Park before travelling to Kenya.

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From Kenya, Obama will head to South Africa later Monday, where he'll meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa and speak at an event in honor of the late Nelson Mandela's birthday in Johannesburg.

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

The South African government on Friday launched a set of limited edition bank notes and gold coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela on July 18.

"This week, I'm traveling to Africa for the first time since I left office - a continent of wonderful diversity, thriving culture, and remarkable stories", he wrote in a Facebook post.

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