U.S. President Barack Obama jetted out of Kenya Sunday evening en route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; marking the end of the GES 2015, and the return of normalcy in and around the streets of Nairobi. No more roadblocks, boots and guns patrolling the street among other Secret Service activities.
Indeed come Monday, Kenyans will be feeling the hangover from the visit of the first sitting US President, which was in more than one way important for both the Kenyans and President Obama. It is now time to separate the wheat from the chaff in terms of the socio-economic gains from the GES 2015.
The Kenyan government is already on the negotiating table with US companies on a partnership on a multibillion-dollar deal that will see the development of the country’s biggest infrastructure project yet. The said US companies want a piece of the action in the construction of the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor; a construction project involving the construction of a power, railway, power plant among other infrastructures.