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Barack Obama leaves Nairobi for AU summit in Ethiopia

Sunday July 26 2015

US President Barack Obama waves to Kenyans and

US President Barack Obama waves to Kenyans and their leaders as he boards the Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on July 26, 2015. PHOTO | JOAN PERERUAN |  NATION MEDIA GROUP.

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US President Barack Obama has ended his three-day visit to Kenya.

Mr Obama left Nairobi for Ethiopia on Sunday after attending the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

His official plane, the Air Force One, took off from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 4.20pm East African Standard Time.

He was seen off by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, Machakos Governor Mutua, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed, Senate Deputy Speaker Kembi Gitura and Mr Kenyatta's sister Anna Nyokabi.

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The US leader arrived at Terminal Two aboard Marine One, his official helicopter, escorted by three other military aircraft.

He bid Kenya farewell after addressing the nation on matters terrorism, politics, and governance, war on corruption, women and youth empowerment, among others, from the Kasarani Indoor Arena, Nairobi.

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He also met Kenyan civil society leaders.

In Ethiopia, President Obama is scheduled to address an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, the first ever address by a sitting US president.

He is set to meet South Sudan peace negotiators and envoys of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, an eight-country bloc tasked with development and environmental control in Eastern Africa.