Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Citizen TV to Lead Barack Obama Visit Broadcast

Citizen TV to Lead Barack Obama Visit Broadcast

As was the case when he first visited Kenya as a sitting president in July 2015, vehicles entering the Kisumu airport underwent thorough security checks.

In a Facebook post seen by TUKO.co.ke on Sunday morning, Obama confirmed his scheduled tour to Africa, noting he was very proud to visit the sub-Saharan Africa more times than any other United States president.

Obama landed in the country on Sunday afternoon and held talks first with President Kenyatta at State House then later with Odinga at Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi.

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The talks centred on youth empowerment and the Building of Bridges initiative set up by the two leaders on March 9.

President Kenyatta gifted the former US President with two books on Kenya's youth and success stories in the last 50 years.

Before flying to his ancestral village, Obama is scheduled to meet opposition leader Raila Odinga at a top hotel in the City. Ahead of his trip to Siaya County today, Nyanza regional police boss Leonard Katana stated that the road leading to the home of Obama's grandmother will be off-limits to the public, with only a few able to join the family for the reunion.

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While withholding details of Obama's itinerary, immediate former State House spokesman Manoa Esipisu confirmed that Obama will meet Uhuru on Sunday before leaving for Siaya. Obama's strict programme did not go down well with residents of Kogelo.

Obama is on a two-day tour in the country and on Monday is expected will to visit his father's home town K'Ogello in Siaya, where he will launch 'Sauti Kuu the NGO started by Dr. Auma Obama, before heading to South Africa.

"I will return this week to visit Kenya and South Africa".

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Citizen TV has been granted the chance to capture the Sauti Kuu official opening by Obama while giving a live-feed link to other broadcast houses.

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