Former United States President, Barrack Obama visited his ancestral village in Kenya on Monday and danced with his grandmother to some traditional music. This is his first visit to the South-Western Siaya County since leaving office in 2017.
Obama’s visit to Kenya is partly to launch a youth centre that was set up by his half sister Auma Obama.
The former U.S. President was shown on Kenyan TV dragging his grandmother Sarah Obama who was clad in a traditional clothes to the dance floor and doing some justice to the music.
Barrack Obama who is the first African American President of United States of America was seen touring the Sauti Kuu Centre on TV wearing a white shirt with a pair of shades.
Locals lined up the roads leading to the centre with hopes of catching a glimpse of the former president who is hugely popular in Africa, with a school girl excitedly telling Kenya’s NTV “I’m happy to see our elder brother come today.”
He earlier met briefly with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday who tweeted “It was great to welcome you back @BarackObama.”
Barrack Obama will leave Kenya for South Africa on Tuesday where he is scheduled to give a speech during the Nelson Mandela centenary. It will be his first major speech / public address since leaving office as the president of the United States of America.
Obama has always maintained his relationship with Africa, before, during and after his presidency and he is a son in whom Africa is well pleased.