The former American leader is expected among others to launch a youth centre in Siaya County on Monday before heading to South Africa. He was born in Hawaii, where he spent most of his childhood.
Barack Obama, who is all set to take off for his trip to Africa, revealed he will be visiting the place for the first time since he left office in 2016.
Before they head to Kogelo, Obama and his family will pay a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta and meet Opposition leader Raila Odinga in a tightly scheduled programme.
"Given that his own mission under the Obama Foundation is to inspire and empower people to change the world, his attendance at this event at our ancestral home, where our father was laid to rest, is of great significance to me", Auma Obama said last month.
"I've often drawn inspiration from Africa's extraordinary literary tradition".
He went ahead to share a list of books by African writers which he recommended to his followers for summer reading.
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Another superstar, Oprah Winfrey, will not travel to Kenya with Obama this weekend but will join him in South Africa.Winfrey is among 350 celebrities and notables travelling to Africa together with Obama.
"I visited for the first time when I was in my twenties and I was profoundly influenced by my experiences", Obama wrote in the Facebook post, which he also shared on Twitter.
"In South Africa, the Obama Foundation will convene 200 extraordinary young leaders from across the continent and I'll deliver a speech to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth", he wrote.
And, of course, Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom.
The other books suggested by the former US leader included "A Grain of Wheat" by Ngugi wa Thiong'o and "Long Walk to Freedom" by Nelson Mandela.
The other two books are "The Return" by Hisham Matar and "The World As It Is" by Ben Rhodes.