Obama lays wreath at bomb blast memorial park

Woman prays at the scene of the 1998 August 7 bomb blast
Woman prays at the scene of the 1998 August 7 bomb blast

President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the August 7th Memorial Park in commemoration of those who died in the 1998 bomb blast.

The 1998 bomb attack flattened the American Embassy in Kenya killing more than 200 people.

Earlier Saturday, Obama and his host President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and set the tempo of what to expect from the forum.

Both leaders identified the pursuit of opportunities for trade and entrepreneurship for young people and women as the summit’s preoccupation

President Obama had good news for Kenya with an announcement of a USD1 billion kitty to fund the initiative.

Later Saturday, the US president is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.

The two leaders are expected to sign trade deals aimed at boosting trade ties between the two countries and later on hold a media briefing that will be transmitted live by local stations.

Obama will be the first sitting American president to be hosted at State House.

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