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Rags to Riches: The Obama roots
« on: March 14, 2016, 12:53:39 PM »


President Barack Obama arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday — his first trip as president to his father's native country.

He's the first sitting president to visit Kenya, though he's been three times before. He last did so in 2006, as a senator from Illinois.
But his first trip came all the way back in 1987, when the president was in his 20s. These often unseen images show a young Barack visiting his family and learning about the village where a lot of his family still lives.

Left to right, Barack, his Grandmother Sarah, Auma Obama (Barack's stepsister) and Kezia Obama (Barack's stepmother) in 1987:



Obama in Nairobi, Kenya in 1987 before going to Harvard Business School in America. Pictured left to right, unknown person (rear left), Aunt Jane, a cousin (unknown name), brother Abo (also known as Samson), Barack and brother Ben:


Malik Obama, the older brother of Barack Obama, holds an undated picture of Barak, left and himself, middle, and an unidentified friend in his shop in Siaya, Kenya, in 2004:


A young Barack Obama seen in this undated photo helping his grandmother with a large sack of maize as they walk back to her home in the village of Kogelo, Kenya:


Barack Obama on his first visit to Kenya in 1987. In this Obama family photo are: (bottom row, from left) half-sister Auma, her mother Kezia Obama, Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama and unknown; (top row, from left) unknown, Barack Obama, half-brother Abongo (Roy) Obama, an unknown woman, brother Abo, and another unknown:


Then-U.S. Senator Barrack Obama holds his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama as they walk alongside family members (including a young Malia) in Nyangoma village in 2006:


Obama waves to supporters in Nairobi in 2006 during a visit to the memorial to the 248 people killed in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in the city:
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