HISTORIC VISIT

Obama Brings $1B in Investments to Kenya

President Obama kicked off a busy weekend at Kenya on Saturday, his first visit to his father’s homeland since becoming president. After arriving Friday evening and having dinner with extended family, Obama dove into a schedule that included addressing economic development, counter-terrorism and human rights, beginning with Nairobi's Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He brought $1 billion in new investments to the country, half of which he said would go to young and female entrepreneurs. “This is personal for me,” Obama said. “There’s a reason why my name’s Barack Hussein Obama. My father comes from these parts.”