Obama Performs Impromptu Dance During Kenya Trip


President Obama took a moment out of his busy trip to Kenya to strut his stuff on the dance floor. At a state dinner in Nairobi, he enjoyed a performance by Kenyan band Sauti Sol. During one of the songs, Obama got up and did the Lipala, a traditional dance that had become a hit after Sauti Sol modernized the moves. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret also joined in.

“What President Barack Obama has given back to us is a belief and a hope that, empowered, we can do and achieve for ourselves, Kenyatta said during a toast, according to The Guardian. “He has given us the tools and the belief that it is possible, through our own initiative and hard work, that we can take control of our own destiny, and that we can lead change, not just on our continent but in the world. I don’t think there could be a bigger gift.” While the two-day visit was Obama’s fourth trip to his father’s homeland, it marked the first by a serving U.S. President to the East African Nation.

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