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Obama touches down in Kenya

The US president has been welcomed by Kenyan officials on the tarmac in Nairobi.

FILE: US President Barack Obama. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - US President Barack Obama has touched down in Kenya for his first official trip.

The US president has been welcomed by Kenyan officials on the tarmac in Nairobi.

Obama is attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit where he is expected to discuss key issues affecting the region, including terrorism, trade and human rights.

He's also expected to discuss al Shabaab's reign of terror in east Africa - and Kenya's track record of crimes against humanity.

Kenyans are hoping major trade deals will be signed during the visit.

At the same time, Kenya has bolstered security in the country.

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