Barack Obama lands at JKIA

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Former US President Barack Obama has landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport . He arrived a few minutes after 1 pm .

Security has been beefed up along Mombasa road and roads leading to State House.

He is expected to head to State House Nairobi from the airport to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The US president is  expected to launch a project in his father’s ancestral home in Siaya County on Monday,July 16.

Reports say that Citizen TV will cover the event live from Nyangoma, Kogelo.

The Gina Din Group that is handling the Siaya event said Obama will be the guest of honour at the launch of his sister Dr. Auma Obama’s Sports facility in Nyangoma, Siaya.

The  Dr. Auma Obama’s Sports facility in Nyangoma, Siaya will have an international standard size football pitch among other ball game courts as well as a vocational centre for the youth.

This is the 3rd time Obama is visiting his father’s ancestral home and the first time since 2006. Obama was last in Kenya in July 2015, the only time he visited the country as president, to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an initiative of the American Presidency.

In his latest visit, He will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi before flying to Alego in Siaya County to inaugurate the Sauti Kuu (Powerful Voices) Foundation Sports, Resource and Vocational Training Centre on Monday,July 16.

From Kisumu, Obama will leave for South Africa where he is scheduled to stay until July 19.

During his period in South Africa, he will meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa and also deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture whose will be ” Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World.”

He will give a keynote speech in honour of the late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at the Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.

Obama was last in Kenya in July 2015, the only time he visited the country as president, to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an initiative of the American Presidency.

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