U.S. President Barack Obama arrives together with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold a joint news conference after their meeting at the State House in Nairobi

Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives together with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold a joint news conference after their meeting at the State House in NairobiBy Jeff Mason and Edith Honan NAIROBI (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. Obama also said during his first visit as president to his father’s homeland that Kenya had to tackle corruption by showing it was prosecuting culprits, saying it would spur growth. Graft is cited as a major obstacle to business across Africa.

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