Obama Meets with President Kenyatta on Arrival in Kenya

Former President Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama

South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka arrives at Sauti Kuu center in K'Ogelo, Siaya county, for a performance during a visit by former US President Barack Obama, July 16, 2018.

Obama, according to local media, headed straight to State House, where he was slated for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Unlike the 2015 visit when Obama became first sitting US President to visit Kenya, on this trip he is travelling as a private citizen, albeit a celebrity.

Odinga's recently agreed to work with Kenyatta following a dispute over the 2017 elections. He was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood raised by his mother, a white American from Kansas.

Barack barely knew his late father for whom he was named, Barack Obama, an economist.

Protests erupt in Chicago after man is fatally shot by police
The police superintendent says he wanted to maintain calm in the city to avoid a repeat of protests that escalated Saturday night. Johnson says police stopped Augustus when an officer noticed a gun in a holster peeking out from under the man's T-shirt.

Later today Mr Obama will fly to Johannesburg to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at the 100th anniverary of the birth of South Africa's first democratically elected president, and to set up his most significant worldwide project as a former world leader.

'We are upbeat about the coming of the President Barak Obama, ' said Rasango, who added he is not expecting much in terms of any announcements of aid.

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

He will be in Kenya on Sunday and Monday before flying to South Africa for a series of events, primarily the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

Obama announced the trip last week on Twitter, writing, "I'm traveling to Africa for the first time since I left office - a continent of wonderful diversity, thriving culture and remarkable stories".

Latest News