Obama to visit Kenya in July

Former US Barack Obama will on July 16 commission the global standard sports facilities in K’Ogelo, Siaya County when he makes his first visit to the country since he left office in 2016.

Obama is coming on the invitation of Dr. Auma Obama, the founder of Sauti Kuu Sports who is also the first US Black President’s sister.

The facilities – Sauti Kuu Sports, a resource and vocational training centre – will be the first in the region and will host world-class athletes. The centre also comprises an international standard-size football pitch sponsored by the German Ministry for Development Cooperation, a basketball court sponsored by the Giants of Africa Foundation, a volleyball and netball court.

I am so happy to finally inaugurate this centre after three years of hard work. The space will serve as a safe physical space for children, youth and their families to meet and interact regularly while participating in different sports and learning activities,” Dr Obama said on Saturday, in a statement by Gina Din Group that is handling the event.

She said Obama’s attendance is significant and promotes his mission under the Obama Foundation.