Kenya People’s President Raila Odinga on Sunday met with immediate former US President Barrack Obama who started his two day visit in Kenya.
“It’s always a great pleasure meeting with one of Kenya’s most famous sons, President Obama,” Raila later tweeted.
He said Obama spoke very passionately about his foundation [The Obama Foundation] and particularly the empowerment of the youth.
“I commend both him and his sister Auma Obama for the commendable job.”
Always a champion of democracy, President Obama threw his support behind the Building Bridges initiative and pledged his support in helping bring the country together and fighting corruption.
Obama is in Kenya to inaugurate the Sauti Kuu Foundation’s project which comprises of a Sports Centre and, Resource and Vocational Training Centre run by his half-sister Dr. Auma Obama who accompanied him.
“Finally we spoke about ending the stalemate in South Sudan and finding peace for our neighbours. I join the rest of the nation in saying welcome back home Barack!”
While welcoming the 44th US President into Kenya, President Kenyatta thanked Obama for keeping his promise of visiting the country after his service as US President when he last visited Kenya in 2015.
Further, President Kenyatta congratulated Obama for establishing the Obama Foundation which seeks to empower the youth to become the agents of change that the African continent needs.
After inaugurating the Sauti Kuu Foundation and visiting his Ancestral home in Alego Nyang’oma of Siaya County, Obama heads to South Africa where he is expected to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.