25 Jul. 2015
Collins Juma Nyaga, a 32-year-old gold prospector, carries his shovel as he arrives at an open-pit mine in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 15, 2015. Juma Nyaga said, "I am very proud of U.S President Barack Obama, as a person living in his ancestral village, we have exported our brains and expertise." "What we need for now is good road infrastructure to the gold pits and electricity within the mines. Also we need technical support in mechanical gold exploration and training," he added. As U.S. President Barack Obama visits Kenya, a personal connection to his father's birthplace of Kogelo dominates a trip that Kenyans view as a native son returning home. Residents from a herdsman to a housewife share their views on what Obama has achieved and what they would like to see next. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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