A Presidential Family Dinner


President Barack Obama has dinner with his sister Auma Obama, and the rest of his family


Arlette Saenz: President Obama Reunites With Family In Kenya Over Dinner

It was a big family reunion when President Obama arrived here in Kenya today. Obama, who is visiting his father’s homeland for the fourth time but for the first time as president, sat down with three-dozen members of his Kenyan family for dinner at his hotel. He sat next to his half-sister Auma and step-grandmother Sarah Obama, who was the third wife of the president’s paternal grandfather.

She’s affectionately known to many as Mama Sarah, but to President Obama, she’s just Granny. When Obama first visited Kenya in 1988, Auma picked him up at the airport in a sputtering baby-blue Volkswagen Beetle that was missing a muffler. Tonight, it was a much different scene as the president treated Auma to a ride in the presidential motorcade on his fourth visit to Kenya.

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U.S. President Barack Obama attends a private dinner with family members at his hotel restaurant after arriving in Nairobi July 24, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


72 Responses to “A Presidential Family Dinner”

  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    July 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm


  2. 7 0388jojothecat
    July 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I haven’t seen my friend GGail much today 😦 must have been a busy Friday. Thank you Chips and Nerdy for such wonderful coverage of PBO’s trip to his fathers homeland and what a welcome he is getting.

  3. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Missed all the coverage of the trip! Gotta get caught up.

    In the meantime, still #RidinWithBiden:

  4. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    • 12 jacquelineoboomer
      July 24, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      I’m giving myself a little test.

      After I tweet something about President Obama, if I could “replace” (they’re two separate men, so this isn’t truly accurate phrasing) (but I digress) his name with President Biden in 2017 and still feel the feeling of it …

      … then I’ll know I’m looking forward to the right person’s letting us know if he’s in the race.

      Worked with this tweet, for sure.

  5. July 24, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Nerdy, I feel like I never thank you enough for all you do here. Your coverage of trips, your evening round-ups and your oddball sense of humor posts fill our days with a grand feast. THANK YOU.

  6. 32 hopefruit2
    July 24, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I hope I’ll be alert enough at 7:20AM tomorrow for the welcome ceremony! 🙂

  7. 33 desertflower
    July 24, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Evening everyone:) Congrats to you, jojo!

  8. July 24, 2015 at 11:11 pm

  9. 35 idon
    July 24, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Auma Obama is actually Dr. Auma Obama. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone used her title like they do our Dr. Jill Biden?

    • 36 FoxfireTX
      July 24, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Yes, it would particularly in Kenya. I thought she held a doctorate, from a school in England if I remember correctly, but wasn’t sure.

      NW, I echo the thanks above. You and Chips make this place so special. I know it is a ton of work each and every day to keep this going and I appreciate it.

      • 37 MightyPamela
        July 25, 2015 at 12:12 am

        And Then Life Happens – by Auma Obama. St Martin’s Press, 2012. Translated by Ross Benjamin. A worthy read, and definite must for my collection of all books and magazines graced with the name Obama! ❤

      • 38 Nerdy Wonka
        July 25, 2015 at 9:37 am

        You’re welcome, FoxFireTX.

  10. July 24, 2015 at 11:34 pm

  11. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    July 24, 2015 at 11:56 pm

  12. 41 amk for obama
    July 25, 2015 at 12:19 am

    hey gun toting numbnutz. pentagon sez, fuck off, you morons.

    The Pentagon has urged US citizens not to carry out armed patrols outside military recruitment centres.

    Civilians acting as unofficial guards have appeared outside some centres since five service personnel were shot dead last week in Tennessee.

    Military personnel are generally barred from carrying firearms at recruitment centres and bases.

    The Pentagon says it appreciates the support but armed civilians could pose an unintended security risk.


    • July 25, 2015 at 12:23 am

      How is anyone supposed to be able to tell the people carrying weapon who think they’re helping from the terrorists waiting to attack? This is the fallacy of gun nuts who think arming everyone keeps them safe. It’s pure idiocy.

  13. July 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

  14. 48 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 3:29 am

    ~ ❓ ~

  15. 50 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 3:37 am

  16. 51 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 3:42 am

    sshhhh…. my ….our… guy’s at the mike now!

  17. 55 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 4:06 am

    No matter where he is PBO takes Malia and Sasha with him! 🙂

  18. 59 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hmmm. Wonder if I have time to go back to sleep before his next speaking session?

    • 61 vcprezofan2
      July 25, 2015 at 4:30 am

      For goodness sake, WordP, there’s nothing to moderate! I only included two – 2 – tweets! Geeeez!

  19. 62 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 4:31 am

    July 25, 2015 at 5:23 am


  21. 65 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 6:14 am

    • 66 0388jojothecat
      July 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Wow his mom, Stanley Ann, would be so proud……continuing her work helping women around the world.

  22. 67 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 6:15 am

  23. 68 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 6:17 am

  24. 69 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 6:20 am

  25. 70 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 6:23 am

  26. 71 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 6:27 am

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