Obama visits Kenya en route to SA

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Former US President Barack Obama takes a group photo with rangers at Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

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 U.S. president.

The 44th USA president was received by CS Monica Juma accompanied by United States ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec and Obama's sister Auma Obama.

Kenyatta and Odinga surprised Kenyans when in early March, set aside their political differences and met at Harambee House which heralded the building bridges initiative aimed at uniting Kenyans and averting further divisions in the country.

The 44 President of the USA landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Sunday morning and headed straight to State House, Nairobi for a brief meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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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Police officers stand guard ahead of former US President Barack Obama's arrival in K'Ogelo, Siaya county, July 16, 2018.

At his ancestral home, Mr Obama is first expected to have a breakfast meeting with his family.

Before flying to his ancestral village, Obama is scheduled to meet opposition leader Raila Odinga at a top hotel in the City.

The strict programme notwithstanding, local politicians, church leaders, elders and the youth were last evening polishing their memoranda, which they plan to hand over to the former US President whose father hailed from the village.

The two are expected to spend some time together before the former world leader heads to the launch of Sauti Kuu Foundation, which his half sister Auma founded.

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