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Obama Jokes on Kenya Trip: 'I'm Here to Look For My Birth Certificate'

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    After years of critics suspicion over Barack Obama's birth certificate authenticity, the president made a quip during a dinner hosted by Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta. 

    "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," the president said during a toast. 

    Obama's visit to Kenya marks the first time a sitting U.S. president has traveled to the East African nation, which, is his father's homeland.

    In 2011, Obama made his Hawaiian birth certificate public after so-called "birthers" questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a U.S. citizen.