Barack Obama Arrives in Nairobi, Kenya [VIDEO]

  • Former US President Barack Obama has met President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday afternoon at State House, Nairobi where they held talks.

    The meeting came a few hours after Obama arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at around 1pm where he was received by Foreign Affairs ‏CS Monica Juma, US Ambassador Robert Godec and step-sister Auma Obama.

    Reports by the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) indicate that Obama was welcomed at State House by President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside Deputy President William Ruto.

    [caption caption="Obama with President Uhuru and step-sister Auma Obama"][/caption]

    Obama and his entourage of over 300 delegates is expected to be in the country for a two-day visit before heading out to South Africa

    During the visit, Obama is expected to hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and launch of his half-sister Auma Obama’s Sauti Kuu, an NGO for youth empowerment on Monday.

    Unlike Obama's last visit to the country as the POTUS when the country was held on a self-imposed economic lock down for nearly two days, business in Nairobi continued operating normally with little disruption.

    The fact that Obama is visiting the country as a private citizen was also evident in the smaller size of his motorcade amounting to about 20 cars and 7 police outriders.

    The former US President is set to hold talks with NASA leader Raila Odinga at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, Westlands, at 4pm.

    Obama is expected to take a flight from JKIA to Kisumu International Airport before boarding a helicopter to his paternal home in Kogelo, Siaya County.

    Heavy security has been deployed at (JKIA) and K’Ogello, at his grandmother Mama Sarah’s home.

    [caption caption="Barrack Obama with President Uhuru as his step-sister Auma Obama follows closely"][/caption]

    [caption caption="Obama being received at JKIA by step-sister Auma"][/caption]

    [caption caption="Obama being received at JKIA by Foreign Affairs ‏CS Ambassador Monica Juma"][/caption]

    [caption caption="Foreign Affairs ‏CS Monica Juma and US Ambassador Bob Godec receiving Obama at JKIA"][/caption]

    Here is a video of Obama arriving at State House, Nairobi.

     

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    — Brian Khaniri (@BKhaniri) July 15, 2018