US President arrives Kenya, received by half sister

Obama's Air Force One plane landed in Nairobi, Kenyan capital, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs on the African continent before travelling on to Ethiopia.

U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya this evening, July 24, for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties in east Africa.

Obama's Air Force One plane landed in Nairobi, Kenyan capital, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs on the African continent before travelling on to Ethiopia.

Obama was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi by his half sister Auma Obama, the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta and other officials.

Ahead of Obama's arrival, the Kenyan capital was in lockdown with many streets closed and people opting to stay at home.

The US president will hold talks on trade and investment, and also security and counter-terrorism.

Obama will also become the first US leader to address the African Union when he travels on to Ethiopia on Sunday, July 26.

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