Obama’s 1987 Kenya visit
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President Obama’s visits to Kenya

Obama’s 1987 Kenya visit
Barack Obama and his step grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama during his 1987 visit to Kenya. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Obama’s 1992 Kenya visit
Barack Obama and his step grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama during his 1992 visit to Kenya. ()
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Barack Obama and his father, also named Barack Obama. Obama’s father left the family to study at Harvard when Barack was just 2, returning only once. Obama wrote poignantly about this visit in his memoir, remembering the basketball his father gave him, the African records they danced to, the Dave Brubeck concert they attended. Obama, then 10, never saw his father again.

 (Obama for America)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) talks to the press while standing with his sister, Auma Obama, and his step grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, outside her house in his family’s village of Kogelo, Kenya on Aug. 26, 2006. (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) jokingly poses for his family wearing a new belt that he bought while on safari at Masai Mara, Kenya, on Aug. 30, 2006.

 (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) talks with a group of orphans whose parents have died from AIDS at a CARE project that he partially funded in Siaya, Kenya, on Aug. 26, 2006.

 (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya
Kenyans wait for the arrival of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) outside a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya on Aug. 26, 2006. (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) walks onto a makeshift stage to address large crowd outside a school named after him in his family’s village of Kogelo, Kenya, on Aug. 26, 2006.

 (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya
Sen. Barack Obama bows his head in prayer at an event in Siaya, Kenya on Aug. 26, 2006. (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya
Michelle Obama is escorted to her vehicle in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, within the city of Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 27, 2006. (Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune)
Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya

Sen. Barack Obama is dressed as a Somali elder by Sheikh Mahmed Hassan, left, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya, near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia in this file photo from Aug. 27, 2006.

 (Associated Press)
Kenya prepares for Obama’s presidential visit

Kenyans pass artwork depicting President Obama, left, and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on July 23, 2015, at the Pre-Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, on the eve of Obama’s visit to Kenya.

 (JOHN MUCHUCHA / AFP/Getty Images)
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