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Barack Obama takes Kenya to task over corruption and gay rights record

President Barack Obama has chided Kenya
on its gay rights record and urged the
government in Nairobi to take greater steps
to tackle corruption, describing it as “the
single biggest impediment to Kenya growing
even faster”.

The US leader called for “visible
prosecutions” to show citizens that
something was being done about corruption,
noting that Kenyans “don’t have to be a
forensic accountant to know what is going
on”. He pointed to examples of officials
driving flashy cars and building houses that
were far beyond their means.

Mr Obama’s comments hinted at tough
closed-door discussions, where he had been
expected to tackle President Uhuru Kenyatta
on a worsening human rights record, as
well as his administration’s failure to take
seriously the rampant corruption that has
seemingly made it easy for terrorists to
strike.

Mr Obama was speaking during his much-
anticipated visit to Kenya, his first trip
since becoming President to the birthplace
of the father he barely knew. In similar
fashion to his first trip to the East African
nation in 1988, he was greeted off the plane
on Friday night by his half-sister, Auma,
but this time without the battered
Volkswagen into which she bundled him on
the way to meet his African relatives.

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