A never seen before mini-documentary of US President Barack Obama and his then fiancée Michelle’s visit to Kenya in 1990 has surfaced on YouTube.
The video was filmed and narrated by his half sister Auma Obama.
The video shows Obama’s enthusiasm in meeting his Kenyan family, and introducing his soon to be wife to them. He is seen chatting happily with his siblings and grandmother.
After visiting his family, the future President of the United States joins Auma on a tour of the country, including going on a safari. We even get a chance to see the blue Volkswagen Beetle Obama has been talking about.
Barack gives some strong opinions about race, expressing his disappointment in how black Kenyans regard whites.
“I’m deeply saddened by a sense that whites are still superior in this country, in some sense, that if you sit at a restaurant, they’re served before a Kenyan is served. If you go through customs, a white person is going to have an easier time going through customs.” he says.
Crowdsourcing site wesearchr.com paid $10,000 to obtain the footage, but it is unclear from whom.