Meeting Obama's Grandmother in Family's Kenyan Homeland

Author:
Andrew Simmons
Publisher:
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
23 July 2015
Tags:
Kenya, Governance, United States, Canada and Africa

Village in which US president's father was born hope Barack Obama will visit them on his upcoming trip to Kenya.

Barack Obama is set to make his first presidential visit to his father's homeland of Kenya this weekend.

At the moment, the US leader's ancestral village is not on the itinerary, but residents, including his step-grandmother, are hoping for a last minute change.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Kogelo.


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