Barack Obama Visits Kenya For First Time Since Leaving Office


Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, landed in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday as his first trip back to the country since leaving the White House.

According to the Philadelphia Tribune, Obama commended President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for cooperating following last year’s disputed presidential election which were marked by violence; but, says the country must do more to end the corruption.

Other challenges facing Kenya, Obama said, are tribalism and the need for better education. He has visited Kenya two other times in his career- in 2006, as a U.S. Senator; and, in 2015 as POTUS.

On Monday, our forever president traveled to Kogelo to help launch a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu.

NBC News reports thousands of Kenyans turned up Obama’s ancestral home in Siaya County to greet the former U.S. President, but were turned away due to high security.

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