Barack Obama visits Kenya

Former US 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.

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

Auma Obama is the daughter of Barack Obama Sr and his first wife, Kezia.

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

Many Kenyans consider Mr Obama a native to the country and bask in the glory of his success, despite the fact that he never lived in Africa.

He was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood.