Uhuru at Amherst College, visits Kenyan students


Uhuru at Amherst College, visits Kenyan students
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kenyan students at his alma mater; Amherst College in Massachusetts

President Uhuru Kenyatta visited his alma mater, Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Sources told Citizen Digital that the Head of State met with Kenyan students at the college on Thursday.

The President was in the United States for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

A video from the short session at the college shows President Kenyatta cracking jokes with seven students as he gives them advice on how to succeed in their studies.

The President graduated from Amherst College in 1985 with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

Other notable alumni of the college include Albert II, Prince of Monaco; Dwight David Eisenhower, grandson of the 34th president of the United States and John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Dan Brown, author of the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code and Rob Brown, a renowned American actor who has starred in movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and Coach Carter also went to Amherst College.

It is one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the United States and was founded in 1821.

The college is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts.

A spot check on the college website reveals that there are 56 students at the college from different countries out of an estimated population of 1800.

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