Sunday as he spoke in Nairobi, he emphasized that his father's homeland had "come so far in just my lifetime." But, the president added that corruption, terrorism and the suppression of women are a few of the things getting in the way of Kenya's progress. He urged that everyone must work together, and not to accept the same old traditions just because "that's the way it's always been."
Mr. Obama said that "Kenya is at a crossroads, a moment filled with peril but enormous promise." He also said that the young people of Kenya are hope for the future. And that America is excited to partner with Kenya in investing in it's young people.
Barack Obama will also become the first US leader to address the 54-member African Union (AU) on Tuesday.
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