Former US president Obama expected in the country

Former US president Barack Obama is expected in the country on Sunday. On arrival, the former president will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Meanwhile, preparations are in top gear ahead of former US President Barrack Obama’s visit to Kogelo, Siaya County on Monday.

Dan Oduor, director of Sauti Kuu Sports, Resource and Vocational Training Centre said preparations for the opening of the centre in Kogelo village are almost complete.

Obama will open the centre owned by his half-sister Auma, when he lands in Kogelo, his ancestral home on Monday.

Obama’s visit to Kenya will be his first to the country after retirement in 2016.

Obama will be accompanied by a huge delegation, dozens of aides and he will be accorded round the-clock Secret Service protection.

According to a communiqué from Katie Hill, the Communications Director at his office the former president will only deliver brief opening remarks at the site of the Resource Centre to mark its opening before a meeting with his relatives then depart for South Africa.

The Sauti Kuu Sports, Resource and Vocational Training Centre is the first of its kind in the region and world-class athletes are set to attend its launch.

The centre includes an international standard size football pitch, basketball, volleyball and netball courts.

Other facilities include a library, Information Technology (IT) laboratory and vocational centre.


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