Former President Obama in ancestral home Kenya to launch sister’s project

Former US president Barack Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, Kenya — Former U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, the country of his father’s birth, for a private visit, his first to this country since leaving office.

Former President Obama is in Kenya to help launch his half-sister’s, Auma Obama, sports, vocational training and resource center through her foundation Sauti Kuu.

This visit is expected to be low key in the capital Nairobi unlike his previous visits where he electrified hundreds of Kenyans who lined the streets to see him as a senator in 2006 and then as president 2015.

Many Kenyans consider Former President Obama native to this country— a local kid made good— and bask in the glory of his success, despite the fact that Former President Obama never lived in Africa. He was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood.