State House has released some details on the goodies that Obama brought. A good number of them are not the tangible goodies we may expect, such as new, black roads, or new, gleaming railways. There’s however some aspect of that.
It is a mixed bag of goodies, some heavily skewed towards US interests, but a good number are to our interests. They especially focus on the space of human development that is often ignored in the pursuit of physical development in this region. Thus, there is a theme in human rights, and especially those of women and girls, and an overall objective towards increasing the value and quality of people in Kenya, and in Africa.
Some of the agreements involve several African countries. While Obama only visited Kenya and Ethiopia, the rest of Eastern and Southern Africa also did get something from the goody bag.