#ObamainKenya: Barack Obama fourth visit to Kenya

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The trip marked Obama's first trip to Kenya since he left office a year ago.

He also recounted his first trip to the area while in his twenties, from the slow train out to the village in a auto filled with chicken and sweet potatoes, to having to killed those chickens just before dinner if he wanted to eat.

According to sources privy to his itinerary, Obama will then board a chopper to his father's ancestral home in Kogelo, Siaya County.

Known as the Sauti Kuu Foundation, it will be a sports facility and vocational training centre.

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"When we arrived near our destination we had to get into a matatu which was more crowded than the bus".

"And I looked up at the stars and... it gave me a sense of satisfaction that no five-star hotel could ever provide", he said.

He spent his first day in Nairobi where he was hosted by his sister Auma and the following day, they set on a journey to visit his grandmother in K'Ogelo.

The centre includes an worldwide standard size football pitch sponsored by the German ministry of development cooperation, a basketball court funded by the Giants of Africa Foundation and other facilities, including a library and IT lab.

"We wanted to appreciate Barack Obama for what he has done".

During his visit, Obama avoided any public mention of his successor and the divisive politics that have taken root in the United States since Trump's victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. He walked out when the younger Obama was just two and died in a vehicle crash in Nairobi in 1982.

Obama senior had worked in the government of Jomo Kenyatta, who led Kenya at independence from Britain until his death 14 years later in 1978.

In South Africa, he will meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and deliver a speech at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.

While withholding details of Obama's itinerary, immediate former State House spokesman Manoa Esipisu confirmed that Obama will meet Uhuru on Sunday before leaving for Siaya.



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