Obamamania in Kenya: the view from Nairobi

President Barack Obama recently made a three-day visit to Kenya, principally to open the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the first such summit to be held in sub-Saharan Africa. His trip to Kenya was historic for several reasons: He is the first serving U.S. president to visit the East African nation, as he poignantly noted, he is the first Kenyan American to be elected president of the United States.

Yale alumnus Dr. Patrick Njoroge ’93 Ph.D., governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, stated, “The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 and President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya have the potential to be transformative. The spotlight has been put on what can shape Africa’s future – innovation, youth inclusion, private sector, and markets – rather than on the problems that continue to hamper progress.”