Saturday, July 25, 2015

Photo: Obama reunites with family in Kenya over dinner

President Obama Reunites With Family in Kenya Over Dinner (ABC News)
President Obama Reunites With Family in Kenya Over Dinner (ABC News)
When President Obama took office as the first black president of USA, he chose Ghana as the first African country to visit, creating mixed reactions in his father’s homeland, Kenya. Finally the American president has made a historic visit ‘back home’ and it was a big family reunion when he arrived on Friday.
Obama, who is visiting Kenya for the fourth time but for the first time as president, sat down with three-dozen members of his Kenyan family for dinner at his hotel.  According to ABC News’ , the President sat next to his half-sister Auma and step-grandmother Sarah Obama, who was the third wife of the president’s paternal grandfather. She’s affectionately known to many as Mama Sarah, but to President Obama, she’s just Granny.
Obama’s half-sister Auma was among the first people to greet President Obama as he walked off Air Force One at Jobo Kenyatta International Airport on Friday evening, local time. Due to logistical constraints, Obama will not travel to Kogelo, the village where his father was born and buried, during this trip, officials said. Instead, Mama Sarah and others traveled to Nairobi to accompany the president on his official trip to Kenya.
The president last visited Kogelo in 2006 when he traveled to Kenya as a U.S. senator. President Obama will spend two days in Kenya before traveling to Ethiopia on Sunday. It is the first time a sitting U.S. president had visited either country.

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