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Obama: I’m Coming to Kenya as a Citizen of the World

"Today, I'm really coming as a brother, as a citizen of the world, as someone with a connection to Africa," Obama said.

By NTK Staff | 07.16.2018 @10:55am

Former President Barack Obama declared himself to be a “citizen of the world” during a speech in his ancestral home Kogelo, Kenya on Monday.

Obama was taking part in the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre a, “multi-million-shilling youth center built by his half-sister Auma Obama.”

“Now, three years ago, I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya,” Obama said. “When I was president it was a little bit harder to get up here cause my plane didn’t fit the tarmac up here.”

“While three years ago my sister Auma introduced me before I gave a speech, today I’m really coming as a brother, as a citizen of the world, as someone with a connection to Africa to talk about the importance of what she’s doing but also to create a larger context for what’s possible,” Obama said.

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