Obama lands in Kenya

Former US President Barack Obama landed at the JKIA in Nairobi on Sunday afternoon for a visit that will see him launch his sister’s foundation.

Obama headed to State House in Nairobi to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta with whom he will have closed-door talks.

He is visiting, for the fifth time, as a private citizen and may also hold talks with Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Obama will be accompanied by 400 dignitaries to support his sister Auma in setting up Sauti Kuu Foundation in K’Ogelo, Siaya county.

Security has been beefed up in Nairobi, Kisumu and Siaya for the visit by the ex-President.

Auma said her foundation aims to change mentalities of people so they realise there are opportunities they can make use of.

From Kenya, Obama will head to South Africa where he will give the keynote address at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

Over 4,000 people are expected to attend the lecture at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg on July 17.

According to the The New York Times, Obama is expected to spend five days in Johannesburg.

He will hold meetings, workshops, and train over 200 young people.

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