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‘I have a gift for Obama, help me meet him,’ Bungoma boy pleads with Uhuru - 9 months ago, 12 July 10:44

Nathan Ochunge

A 10-year-old standard five pupil at a primary school in Bungoma County is appealing to President Uhuru Kenyatta to help him secure a chance to meet former US President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya.

Mr Obama is expected in the country on July 16, this year where he is expected to visit his ancestral home at K’ogelo in Siaya County and open some projects.

Speaking to the Standard, Ryan Namanda a pupil at Lugulu Boarding said he wanted to meet Obama in order to give him portraits of the former president done during Obama's official visit in 2015.

Ryan, a last born son in a family of three, has a passion in drawing and has portraits of prominent leaders in Africa such as the late icon Nelson Mandela, presidents John Pombe Magufuli (Tanzania), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and former opposition leader Raila Odinga.

“I am appealing to President Kenyatta to help me meet Obama who is my role model. ...
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