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Obama Visits Kenya, Dance With Grandmother


Barack Obama, on Monday visited Kenya’s South-western Siaya County, his father ancestral village in his first visit to the country since leaving office, and dance to some traditional dances with is grandmother.

Obama would be unveiling a youth centre initiated by his half sister Auma Obama.

The former U.S. 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.

The Footage also showed the former president, who is adored by Africans touring the Sauti Kuu Centre, sporting a casual white shirt and a pair of shades.

Locals hoping to get a glimpse of Obama lined the roads near the centre, with one school girl telling Kenya’s NTV “I’m happy to see our elder brother come today.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kanya tweeted “It was great to welcome you back @BarackObama.” after meeting Obama immediately after his arrival on Sunday.

For his first major public address since leaving office, Obama will head to South Africa on Tuesday to give a key speech for Nelson Mandela’s centenary.



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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am