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Kenya Awaits Obama's First Presidential Visit 'Home'
As part of a two-nation tour in Africa, President Obama will be visiting his ancestral home of Kenya this Friday.
Seven-year-old Barack Obama, named after U.S. President Barack Obama, walks at the Senator Obama primary school in Kogelo village west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 16, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia later this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother. The Kenyan village, burial place of Obama's father, features an open-pit goldmine, a pork butcher's, a school named after their most famous son and outdoor market stalls. Villagers get around by motorbike taxi or on foot while a donkey-cart transports water.THOMAS MUKOYA / Reuters