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Kenya is headed in the right direction, says Obama - 7 months ago, 17 July 00:10

By: Kevine Omollo, Joh ...

Former US President Barack Obama yesterday wound up his two-day visit to Kenya with a message of hope to the country.

Obama, who was speaking at Kogelo village in Siaya County, said Kenya was headed for better days following a political truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The former US president said Kenya had made great strides in setting up governance structures that would help it handle challenges that had dogged it in the past. But he cautioned that to achieve real progress, more needed to be done, especially in the fight against corruption.

He also cautioned against negative ethnicity, and called for promotion of economic growth and equality in education, noting that “a nation in which boys and girls are given same opportunities is more likely to succeed”.

He described the recent handshake between Uhuru and Raila as great, coming at a time when the country ...
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