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Embrace

President Obama and his half sister Auma embrace on his arrival in Kenya


129 Responses to “Embrace”


  1. 1 Vicki
    July 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Hello, again Chips and TOD

  2. 12 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    That Embrace is just Perfect. It brings Tears of Joy to my eyes.
    I โค it so ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Congrats Vicki on your Solid Au โญ

  3. 13 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Oh My Goodness……..I remember now…..it was in his book: Dreams From My Father……thanks BWD ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  4. 14 Don
    July 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    President Obama has a nice looking sister.

  5. July 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  6. 23 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  7. 24 Vicki
    July 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Karibu Kenya—-Not to be confused with Caribou Barbie
    This probably wins for least relevant remark

  8. July 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm

  9. 28 vcprezofan2
    July 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Is Jomo any good? (I don’t know these guys.)

    • 29 CBO
      July 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Jomo is the son of the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta and is in the center of that picture.
      He’s named after his grandfather, Jomo Kenyatta, who was the first president of Kenya after it gained Independence from the British in 1963.
      I don’t know much about the son, but the father (and his late grandfather),a s to whether they’re are good,….let’s just say it’s complicated.

      • 30 vcprezofan2
        July 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

        Thank you so much for this response, CBO – things make so much more sense when one has a little bit of the background. Of course, with this info – and knowing nothing about their governing styles – my first instinct is to say I hope it doesn’t become a shot of three presidents. I’m not into dynasties; IMO they tend to become more corrupt the longer they last!

        • 31 CBO
          July 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

          That’s what the Tweet was hinting at (a sort of Bush-like thing we have over here).
          Which doesn’t sit any better with Kenyans than having a third Bush as president sits with Americans.
          The fact that Uhuru (the current president) became president at all, is controversial in and of itself and almost tore the country apart back in 2007 when it happened.

          Frankly speaking, that’s a very tasteless tweet in light of what happened in those elections.

          • 32 vcprezofan2
            July 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

            See what happens when you don’t have background! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
            So this Tamima person is either a Kenyatta supporter or is being satirical? Well, I’ll leave it there while pleading ignorance.

            • 33 CBO
              July 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

              She’s clearly a Kenyatta supporter, and like I said, it’s a tasteless (and politically partisan) tweet, which seemingly seems to want to politicize President Obama’s visit.

              They should be grateful that he’s making the visit at all since he – President Kenyatta – was the reason Obama couldn’t visit Kenya during most of his first 5 years of presidency thanks to the (then) pending ICC charges of crimes against human rights hanging over his head from those controversial 2007 elections that saw quite a few Kenyans die and he was implicated in their deaths.

          • 34 theo67
            July 25, 2015 at 12:42 am

            They think it’s a monarchy.

      • July 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        As is the case with most post-colonial leadership.

      • 36 Vicki
        July 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

        Jomo Kenyatta led the (Mau Mau) uprising against British rule and was the first democratically elected President of Kenya.
        His grand nephew is the Great rock guitarist Tom Morello who was part of Rage Against The Machine and now seen with Bruce Springsteen , at Rock and Roll halls of Fame, at the Grammys and at other events.

  10. 40 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 2:14 pm

  11. 53 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 2:18 pm

  12. July 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Our little brother is coming home and we are over the moon. So nice, so nice.

  13. 57 57andfemale
    July 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  14. July 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  15. July 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    The female image consultant on Kenyan TV says PBO has his hair dyed just right and it doesn’t look fake. LOLz!

  16. 60 vcprezofan2
    July 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  17. 63 vcprezofan2
    July 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Another Pete Souza ‘drop’? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. July 24, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    WOOOOT!!

  19. 69 donna dem 4 obama
    July 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

  20. 70 JER
    July 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Draft Biden 2016

  21. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    July 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Just sayin….

  22. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    July 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Oh Meta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. 90 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Just In at CNN, @POTUS is having late Supper with his Family Members in Kenya……….now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I can’t wait to see Pete’s Pictures……..Anticipation is making me wait ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Calling on Birthers to self Implode ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 91 99ts
      July 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      I so understand that – when I visited the UK I felt like it was home – being my ancestral home, it was coming back to where it all started

    • 93 pickle48
      July 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      What a treat it is to watch this!! Makes my day. I loved how those standing by breathed an “ohhhhhhh” sigh when he hugged his sister. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    • July 24, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Wow, Nena, thanks – that was absolutely great.

      I suppose the-language-that-I-couldn’t-understand was Swahili ?

      I love-love-love the girl how gave him the flowers; and she now has a selfie that she didn’t have to do herself ๐Ÿ™‚

      Africa – A Powerful Continent !

  24. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    July 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Great news on the health front which is very important to Africa and other people who live in the tropics. A malaria vaccine has been approved by the EU regulatory authorities. For us who have lived and/or those who live in these communities where malaria devastates many lives, the news of this vaccine is really huge

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  26. 99 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm

  27. 100 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    • 101 CBO
      July 24, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      That’s an awsome photomontage.

      They were in their 20’s in the first one – students, meeting for the first time in Chicago, – and now 30 years later almost the same embrace but a whole world of difference in circumstances.

  28. 102 Allison
    July 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm

  29. 103 Nena20409
    July 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

  30. July 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    • 106 Nena20409
      July 24, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      โค It, Chips. I don't know how you do it……but You, Lady, Know how to get It Done! Brava!

  31. 107 Allison
    July 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    • July 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    • 109 Nena20409
      July 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

  32. 110 Allison
    July 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

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  34. 112 Allison
    July 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    • 116 vcprezofan2
      July 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Wha-at? I have absolutely *no* memory of having posted this!!! I usually post this here on Sundays, AFTER I’ve tweeted it! This being here under my name makes no sense to me. Done within the last hour too! Come on now, who hacked my account? โ“ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  35. 125 Allison
    July 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  36. 127 JER
    July 24, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  37. 128 JER
    July 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm


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