President Obama Has Emotional Reunion with His Sister in Kenya

President Obama Has Emotional Reunion with His Sister in Kenya
Auma Obama and Barack Obama
Evan Vucci/AP

07/24/2015 AT 06:00 PM EDT

President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday to a warm welcome from family members.

The president met up with his half-sister Auma Obama, and his step-grandmother on his father's side, Sarah Obama.

Auma was one of the first people to greet the president when he stepped off the plane, according to ABC News. The pair embraced with wide smiles on their faces.

President Obama Has Emotional Reunion with His Sister in Kenya| Barack Obama

Auma Obama and Barack Obama

Evan Vucci / AP

This is the first trip back to Kenya for the president since 2006, when he visited his father's birthplace, Kogelo, in 2006 as a U.S. Senator.



This is the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited Kenya, or Ethiopia, where Obama will travel on Sunday.
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