The US President After talks in Nairobi, Obama urges Kenya to hold visible trails to tackle corruption and were to “united against terrorism” and efforts to deal with it.
But he and his Kenyan counterpart differed sharply in their positions on gay rights.
While President Obama spoke strongly against discrimination, Kenyatta said Kenya did not share the same values.
The US President said he was encouraged by the statements President Kenyatta had made about the need to root out corruption.
People were being “consistently sapped by corruption at a high level and at a low level, “and there was a need for “visible prosecutions,” Obama said, to show Kenyans that action was being taken.
“They don’t have to be a forensic accountant to know what is going on,”
Police officers and civil servants had to be paid properly to help curb corruption, but sometimes it just required “breaking the habit”.