Big changes in Nairobi for Obama’s Kenya visit

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Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, the capital Nairobi has been given a major makeover. With a price tag worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, a side to Nairobi has been revealed that few residents have ever seen before. CCTV America’s Clementine Logan filed this report.

Big changes in Nairobi for Obama's Kenya visit

Big changes in Nairobi for Obama's Kenya visit

Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, the capital Nairobi has been given a major makeover. With a price tag worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, a side to Nairobi has been revealed that few residents have ever seen before.

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  • In preparation for Barack Obama’s visit, roads in Nairobi have been relaid, street lights fixed, billboards erected and the highway leading to the airport boasts a new garden.
  • Some in Nairobi are concerned about how Obama’s visit will disrupt their lives, with roads sealed off and movement around the city tightly controlled.

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