Barack Obama inaugurates sports and training centre in western Kenya

Barack Obama inaugurates sports and training centre in western Kenya

"This is personal for me".

The former US president, in a footage by a Kanyan Television, was seen pulling his grandmother Sarah Obama, clad in traditional garb, onto the dance floor and moving to some music.

"Thank you Former President of USA Barack Obama for visiting and making a long stay of 8 days to our handsome country Tanzania", Mr Msigwa's caption of photos with Obama read.

"It means no longer seeing different ethnicities as enemies or rivals but rather as allies; in seeing the diversity of tribes not as a weakness, but as a strength", Obama said according to NBC News. It's aim is to personally develop, educate and employ youth into areas of sustainable economic growth that will help their country.

The center was founded by Dr. Obama's foundation Sauti Kuu, the Associated Press reports.

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On the second and final day of his trip to Kenya, Obama spoke to members of the press at the inauguration of a youth center run by his half-sister Auma through her charity, the Sauti Kuu Foundation, in his father's home village of Kogelo in the country's southwest, Efe reported. There will be activities for children as young as four.

Obama will kick off the celebration by delivering a speech in Johannesburg that some say will be "his most important public address since leaving the White House in 2017".

The theme of the lecture will be "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World".

Apoli also castigated the ex-POTUS sister for what she labelled as privatising Obama's visit claiming she did not allow his brother to share a podium with local leaders let alone make him to just wave at K'Ogelo residents.

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