US President Barrack Obama’s  visit to Kenya has received much global attention, but the star of the whole show is his Kenyan kid sister, who has followed him everywhere on the trip, particularly as his ‘girls’ have not accompanied him to Africa. this time.

Auma Obama

But is in her speech on why she deserved a ride in the President’s vehicle- the beast- that has her breaking the internet.

My brother, your brother, our son, she said in introducing him.

Auma pointed out that she was worried when Obama told her he was running for President of US back in 2008. He however assured her that he had read the job description and was ready to take up the job. Acknowledging the humility that Obama displayed when he visited Kenya in 1992, she remembers picking him up at JKIA with her small Beetle vehicle.

We ate githeri, omena, chapati, sukuma wiki. She also mentions that Obama even slept on mat in their home.

That’s why he owed me a ride. I picked him up in my beetle when he visited, and two decades later he paid back, gave me a ride in the Beast.

She used the opportunity to thank Americans for trusting her brother to be the President of United States of America; thanked Obama for bringing Global Entrepreneurship Summit(GES) to Kenya, because it showed Africa was the place of infinite possibilities.


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