U.S. President Barack Obama leaves for Ethiopia


U.S. President Barack Obama leaves for Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama has left the country for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after a three-day visit.

President Obama was seen off by President Uhuru Kenyatta , his deputy William Ruto and U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec.

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While in the country, the American President co-hosted the Sixth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit and held bilateral talks with President Kenyatta.

President Obama said America will increase its support for Kenya in the war against terror adding that it (America) will fund enhanced border security with Somalia among other projects.

During his three-day visit, President Obama reiterated the need for Kenyan people and the government to fight corruption.

He emphasized on entrepreneurship and the need to give women and girls equal opportunities.

The U.S. President also said he will return to Kenya after his Presidency is over.

Speaking during a joint media conference with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, the U.S. President noted that he had not been able to visit places such as Kogelo due to his tight schedule.

“I will be able to do more as a private citizen,” said Obama. “I am looking forward to have Michelle, Sasha and Malia visit this country.”

Responding to a question by Citizen TV’s Jacque Maribe about what kind of partnership he will have with Kenya after his Presidency, Obama refused to divulge any details on what he would want to do, stating “I can assure you I will be back.”

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