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Hey, I'm Joan, the first person to meet President Obama on Kenyan soil

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When the Air Force One touched down two minutes after 8pm Friday evening, all eyes were set on the world’s most powerful President, Barack Obama.

Hey, I'm Joan, the first person to meet President Obama on Kenyan soil

By Augustine Oduor | 5 years ago

'I too was an envied flower girl'

'I too was an envied flower girl'

As an eight-year-old girl in 1990, Susan Wangari was almost precisely in little Joan's shoes. She had welcomed a visiting dignitary in the same fashion - Nelson Mandela to be exact - and although she has few memories of the day, she is sure of one thing; that it was one of the biggest days of her life.

Christine Koech | 5 years ago

Hey, I'm Joan, the first person to meet President Obama on Kenyan soil

When the Air Force One touched down two minutes after 8pm Friday evening, all eyes were set on the world’s most powerful President, Barack Obama.

Augustine Oduor | 5 years ago

'I too was an envied flower girl'

As an eight-year-old girl in 1990, Susan Wangari was almost precisely in little Joan's shoes. She had welcomed a visiting dignitary in the same fashion - Nelson Mandela to be exact - and although she has few memories of the day, she is sure of one thing; that it was one of the biggest days of her life.

Christine Koech | 5 years ago

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