Barack Obama arrives in Kogelo

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Obama previously visited Kenya in 2006, while he was still a USA senator from IL and again in 2015 during his tenure in the White House, but never lived there.

Former U.S President, Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on Sunday for his visit that will also include launching a vocational centre in his late father's ancestral county.

President Kenyatta gifted the former US President with two books on Kenya's youth and success stories in the last 50 years.

Kenyatta and Odinga surprised Kenyans when in early March, set aside their political differences and met at Harambee House which heralded the building bridges initiative aimed at uniting Kenyans and averting further divisions in the country.

Security was tightened at Kisumu International Airport and in K'Ogelo, Siaya, for visits by former US President Barack Obama. Rasanga said he will ask Obama to help develop a university to be called President Barack Obama University. According to South East Alego MCA Joseph Mboha, it is wrong for Mr Obama to visit Kogelo and not meet the people.


At his ancestral home, Mr Obama is first expected to have a breakfast meeting with his family.

Citizen TV has been granted the chance to capture the Sauti Kuu official opening by Obama while giving a live-feed link to other broadcast houses.

The former US President later held a one-hour meeting with Mr Odinga at the Villa Rosa Kempinksi hotel. During that visit, his sister rode in the presidential limousine after he landed at the airport and later introduced him to a crowd of almost 5,000 Kenyans.

Large crowds are however expected in Kisumu, Kenya's third largest city, where Barack will fly on Monday before driving to his father's home village of Kogelo in Siaya County, a journey of about 43.5 miles.

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