The United States president, Barrack Obama, visited Kenya, his ancestral home yesterday amidst cheers and excitement from the Kenyans.
This is the first time he would be visiting Kenya since he became the president of the most powerful country in the world. He has been to the country which has its coastline on the Indian Ocean few times in the past; in 1988, 1992, 2006 before his visit yesterday.
His first visit was in 1988. He went to Kenya to know and discover more about his roots, and his father’s heritage. His father had mother had split 2 years after he was born. His second trip was in 1992; he traveled with Michelle, who was his fiancee at the time. They married a few months after that visit. The second trip was embarked upon for Michelle to meet his paternal grandmother and other extended family members.
The third visit was in 2006 and he was a US senator as at the time. He moved around relatively freely and visited his father’s grave and his grandmother’s tin-roof house. Two years later, he became the president of the United States of America. See some photos from her past visit below:
It was a great family reunion yesterday as President Obama heartily hugged his half-sister, Auma Obama, at the airport.