Across Kenya, different tribes and peoples came together to celebrate the in inauguration of Americas new president, Barak Hussein Obama.

A country divided by political violence just a year ago united in the celebrations slaughtering bulls and goats for feasts of America's first African American president.

Dancers put on traditional costumes and giant movie screens were erected so everyone could see events a continent away.

This struggling country of 38 million is immensely proud to boast the birthplace of Obama's father, and the enthusiasm Kenyans feel for America's new president unites people from different ethnic groups.

The election of a black American president stands as a powerful symbol of unity on this continent, where many countries are still riven between competing ethnic groups and the older generations vividly remember the injustices of colonialism.