Obama's remarks were in reference to recent tumultuous events in Kenyan politics following the disputed August 2017 presidential election, which fragmented along tribal lines after opposition leader Raila Odinga refused to accept the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing widespread fraud. It means rooting out the corruption to make a civic life.
Former US President Barack Obama urged Kenya's leaders on Monday to turn their backs on the divisive ethnic politics that have frequently spilled over into violence and to stamp down on corruption. The government spokesman responded calling him "an inexperienced young man who could not teach Kenya how to manage its affairs".
The centre is located a few metres from the Sauti Kuu Foundation Sports, Resource and Vocational Training Centre that Mr Obama will open today. There's a reason why my name's Barack Hussein Obama.
Many Kenyans consider Obama native to this country - a local kid made good - and bask in the glory of his success, despite the fact that he never lived in Africa.
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He was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood.
"Given that his own mission under the Obama Foundation is to inspire and empower people to change the world, his attendance at this event at our ancestral home, where our father was laid to rest, is of great significance to me", his half-sister said last month when the news came out about Obama's visit. Obama barely knew his father, of the same name, who was a Kenyan economist.
Apoli said the remarks were uncalled for adding that all Obama's sister intended was to shame the Luo community.
Obama will be the second former United States president to deliver the Nelson Mandela annual lecture.
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