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Former US President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle take a group photo with rangers at Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Former US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama (left), through her foundation Sauti Kuu.

Although chances of accessing the Sauti Kuu Vocational Centre compound where Obama will be inaugurating the institution appeared remote due to tough security, the groups said they are determined to hand over their wish lists to Obama.

Obama also will meet with Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga while he is there, according to the AP.

As was the case when he first visited Kenya as a sitting president in July 2015, vehicles entering the Kisumu airport underwent thorough security checks. Odinga is working with the Kenyatta administration after an invalidated presidential election and tense political standoff, The Hill reported.

Many Kenyans consider Former President Obama native to this country- a local kid made good- and bask in the glory of his success, despite the fact that Former President Obama never lived in Africa.

Barack barely knew his late father for whom he was named, Barack Obama, an economist.

President Kenyatta congratulated the former U.S. president for establishing the Obama Foundation which seeks to empower the youth to become the agents of change in Africa.

Police officers stand guard ahead of former US President Barack Obama's arrival in K'Ogelo, Siaya county, July 16, 2018.

Mr Obama is set to issue a flagship speech in Johannesburg as South Africans celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week.

This will be his first visit to Kenya since leaving office on January 20 past year.