On Monday former US president Barack Obama accolade Kenya’s president and opposition leader for their political conciliation and suggest to concentrate to end corruption in East African country.
Barack Obama went to Kogelo on Monday to launch a sports and training center established by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu.
Obama’s first visit to Africa in the wake of steping out as US president, he commended President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga for indicating solidarity following last civil argument of presidential decision.
“Despite some of the tumultuous times that seem to attend every election we now have a president and major opposition leader who have pledged to build bridges and have made specific commitments to work together,” said Obama, speaking in Kogelo in Siaya Country, the rural birthplace of his late father.
At present Kenya facing issues such as tribalism and the need for better education. Obama insisting Kenya to tackle with endemic corruption and problems surrounding the divisions between this country’s ethnic groups.
“It is a joy to be with so many people who are family to me and so many people who claim to be family to me. Everybody is a cousin,” Obama said in jest.