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Friday 9 December 2016

Kenyans ready to welcome Obama

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When Barack Obama (left) visits Kenya this week, he will be welcomed by a nation that claims him as their son, a sentiment felt acutely in the Kenyan village where the 44th US president's father is buried.

Obama is scheduled to arrive on Friday, the first stop on his two-nation African tour in which he will also visit Ethiopia. In Kenya, Obama is expected to address a meeting on international entrepreneurship, as well as discussing measures to tackle extremism.

Ahead of the visit, US and Kenyan flags line the road leading from Nairobi's main airport. Some Kenyans have adopted an Obama speech segment as their cellphone ringtone.

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