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President Obama is visting his half sister in his fathers country Nairobi Kenya. He danced and played basketball to show that he is still in great shape but also living his life. He met with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Barack Obama is traveling and visting his family in Nairobi Kenya where his father is from and they love him more than the local politicians because he is proof that they can reach their goals. www.washingtonpost.com

Despite not being born here, Barack Obama is as close as Kenya has to a favorite son. He is far more popular than the country’s politicians. And as a global symbol, he is seen by many Kenyans as proof that greatness is attainable for them, too.

“He is our son,” said Gilbert Ogutu, who is a professor and elder in the Luo ethnic group to which Obama’s father belonged but is not related to Obama. “His blood is our blood.”

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