Rare photos from Barack Obama's first trip to Kenya

Rare photos from Barack Obama's first trip to Kenya

Barack Obama last night arrived in Nairobi at the start of a two-day trip to Kenya, the country where his father was born.

The visit is his first as president - in fact the first by any sitting US president - and his fourth overall.

The first time Obama visited his father's native country was in 1987 while in his 20s, as these rarely-seen images show:

In Nairobi with family members (Picture: Rex)

Outside the family's dwelling in Alego (Picture: Rex)

In Alego with his grandmother, sister and stepmother (Picture: Rex)

Family portraits and other photos taken in 1987 at the family home in Kogelo in 2008 (Pictures: Getty)

President Obama returned to Kenya in 2006 as the senator for Illinois, where he again met his grandmother Sarah.

And this was the scene last night at a hotel in Nairobi, as he was reunited with family members.

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