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Kenya stands to gain a lot from President Barack Obama's visit

WEDNESDAY LIFE
By Jerry Odumbe | July 22nd 2015

When the leader of the free world, President Obama comes to Nairobi later this week, he will come along with a basketful of goodies for his father's homeland.

The GES 2015 conference which Obama is set to attend will amass thousands of business leaders and investors from all over the world.

Kenya is a key financial hub and a report released earlier this year indicated that the country is among the top seven globally in attracting investors, which analysts attributed to the development of infrastructure and a relatively stable political environment.

Many international investors in attendance have already shown interest in investing in the country, particularly in the green energy sector.

Local entrepreneurs will also be granted the chance to interact with the investors and possibly share ideas that could improve the country.

This is vital as it could not only bolster the economy but many jobs will also be created through entrepreneurship as well.

Another major benefit likely to occur during Obama's visit, as predicted by many, will be the consolidation of Kenya-US relations. The ties between the two nations went into decline in 2013 following Uhuru's victory as Kenya's president, who was at that time charged with crimes against humanity at the ICC.

Better cooperation between the two nations is important as it will help Kenya in the war against terror and poverty.

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