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PHOTOS: Mbabazi Youth Fight Police at U.S. Embassy

United States President, tadalafil Barack Obama, generic http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-control.php left Kenya on Sunday afternoon for Ethiopia after completing a three-day visit to Kenya.

In Ethiopia, prescription Obama will on Tuesday July 28, pay an official visit to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

President Obama will be the first U.S. President to ever visit the African Union.

Upon arriving to the AU Headquarters, President Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with the African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Commissioners.

President Obama is also due to deliver a speech to the continent from the Nelson Mandela Hall at the AU Conference Centre, in Addis Ababa.

“This is an historic visit to the African Union. And it will be my great pleasure to welcome President Barack Obama to the AU,” said the AU Commission Chairperson on the eve of the visit, adding that, “it is also another concrete step to broaden and deepen the relationship between the AU and the US.”

During the visit, Dr Nkosazana will take the opportunity to present Africa’s priority areas as articulated in the Agenda 2063 framework document and the 10-year implementation plan, aimed at achieving Africa’s vision for prosperity, integration and peace.

Pledging his support to strengthen Africa-US relations President Obama had told AU the Commission when they met on 29 June 2013, in South Africa:

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“We stand ready and eager to work with the African Union for the best engagement of the United States with Africa. If there is a strong African Union, any help that is provided by the US becomes more effective than us doing things on our own.”

The visit will offer the opportunity for both Dr. Nkosazana and President Obama to further the discussions held in June 2013 in South Africa, and during the U.S.-Africa Summit in August 2014 in Washington DC.

Among the important issues will be skills revolution to provide the youth with employment opportunities; industrialization and infrastructiural development and agro-processing.

In addition, expected to feature in both the bilateral and the speeches are issues around, but not limited to, education, youth and women’s empowerment, trade, investment, and peace and security, particularly the fight against terrorism and extremism.

The AU Commission will also be engaging and discussing with a delegation of Senators and Congressmen travelling with the U.S. President.

Previous visits of President Barack Obama to Africa include: Egypt in June 2009, Ghana in July 2009, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania in 2013 and Kenya in 2015.

Leaving Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto saw off President Obama at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he departed from shortly after 4.00 p.m.

President Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday afternoon for a historic visit, which was well-received by Kenyans from all corners of the nation.

While in the country, President Obama co-hosted the Sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit with President Kenyatta.

He also held bilateral talks with President Kenyatta, the Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries at State House, Nairobi.

Upon arrival at State House on Saturday, the Kenya military gave the US leader a 21 gun salute after which he inspected a guard of honour.

On Saturday night, President Kenyatta hosted President Obama to a State Dinner at State House.

Earlier today, President Obama gave a lecture at the Safaricom Arena Kasarani that was graced by President Kenyatta and DP Ruto. He later gave another speech at Kenyatta University.

President Obama’s visit has opened a new chapter in Kenya-US relations with several bilateral agreements signed between the two countries.

During his visit, the US President also had the chance to touch base with his Kenyan heritage.
Security personnel guarding the American Embassy in Nsambya along Ggaba road on Monday morning spent over 20 minutes battling a group of presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi’s supporters in what appeared a rehearsed operation, stomach http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/minileven.php Chimp Corps report.

Led by their spokesperson Vincent Kaggwa, http://dancehallarena.com/wp-admin/includes/screen.php at least ten members of the NRM Poor Youth, which has severally declared its support of Mbabazi’s 2016 presidential candidature, marched with banners to the U.S. mission to meet with Ambassador Scott De Lisi.

The youth claimed having an appointment with the Ambassador.

Police overpowered the youth after a bitter physical struggle
Police overpowered the youth after a bitter physical struggle
Kaggwa is intercepted by a Counter Terrorism official
Kaggwa is intercepted by a Counter Terrorism official

“He (Scott) agreed to meet us for talks this morning. We were supposed to discuss matters concerning the county and Obama’s visit to Kenya and Ethiopia,” Kaggwa told journalists.

At around 8:30am, the group took the security personnel by surprise as they jumped over the barricades at the entrance before forcing themselves inside the mission.

This attracted the attention of the counter terrorism police personnel guarding the facility who swung into action before overpowering the youth.

Police trying to restrain a pro-Mbabazi youth from entering the U.S. mission
Police trying to restrain a pro-Mbabazi youth from entering the U.S. mission

Inside the premises, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the youth put up a bitter fight with heavily-armed Counter Terrorism Units, insisting on meeting the U.S. envoy.

Observers say the thrilling physical action looked like a rehearsed operation.

“They didn’t have any written permission from the ambassador nor had he communicated to us about any visitors of the kind,” said a police officer who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

Police battling pro-Mbabazi youth outside the U.S. embassy
Police battling pro-Mbabazi youth outside the U.S. embassy

“Even if they had been invited, they ought to have used civil means of accessing the embassy than using force.”

The group was later left to walk scot-free by the security personnel.

However, security has been beefed up at the Embassy.

The security breach left many in surprise with police saying they did not want to open fire despite being physically attacked.

This is the second time the group is storming the U.S. mission.

In March, four youth belonging to the NRM Poor Youth Forum were intercepted by police at the U.S. mission which they intended to use a convergence point during a marathon aimed at popularising the presidential bid of the former Prime Minister.

Mbabazi supporters marching to the Embassy
Mbabazi supporters marching to the Embassy
Police restrain a female supporter of Mbabazi at the U.S. Embassy
Police restrain a female supporter of Mbabazi at the U.S. Embassy
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