Five Highlights from President Obama’s Trip to Kenya


After years of anticipation, President Barack Obama finally visited his father’s native Kenya, made history and captivated a nation.

Obama’s two-day trip ended Sunday, but the buzz did not.

The visit was personal yet political; short yet filled with family and presidential commitments. It was unlike any other — not just for him, but for a nation that considers him a long-lost son.

Kenyans are still basking in his tough-love message and the impact of having ties to an American leader. As Obama continues his tour of the continent in nearby Ethiopia, here are five highlights from his Kenyan trip:

He is the leader of the freestyle

In between bilateral talks, Obama immersed himself in some Kenyan culture. At a state dinner Saturday night, he busted some moves with Kenyan band Sauti Sol, performing the lipala, a popular dance among the nation’s youths. Obama held his own and did not disappoint on the dance floor, where he was joined by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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