Pictures: Uhuru sees off Obama to Ethiopia


The last farewells

United States President, Barack Obama, left the country this afternoon for Ethiopia after completing a three-day visit to Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto saw off President Obama at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he departed from shortly after 4.00 p.m.

President Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday afternoon for a historic visit, which was well-received by Kenyans from all corners of the nation.

While in the country, President Obama co-hosted the Sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit with President Kenyatta.


He also held bilateral talks with President Kenyatta, the Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries at State House, Nairobi.

Upon arrival at State House on Saturday, the Kenya military gave the US leader a 21 gun salute after which he inspected a guard of honour.


On Saturday night, President Kenyatta hosted President Obama to a State Dinner at State House.

Earlier today, President Obama gave a lecture at the Safaricom Arena Kasarani that was graced by President Kenyatta and DP Ruto. He later gave another speech at Kenyatta University.


President Obama’s visit has opened a new chapter in Kenya-US relations with several bilateral agreements signed between the two countries.

During his visit, the US President also had the chance to touch base with his Kenyan heritage.


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