In a YouTube video, Barack Obama’s uncle, Sayid Obama, says plainly, and in English, that Barack Obama’s first time in Kenya was in 1987. The following transcript starts at 3:30 in the video.
Narrator: Barack Obama first came to visit his father’s grave back in 1987
Sayid Obama: It was his first time in Kenya. I can say it was kind of happiness mixed with some sadness because he was a person coming to see this site of his family and at the same time coming to see where his father was buried.
This video puts to the lie the claims that Obama relatives are banned from giving interviews.
Jerome Corsi says in his book “Obama Nation” on pages 24-25:
“Obama has been in Africa three times,” Sayid [Obama, the President's uncle in Kenya] insisted. “The first time was in 1986. Then he came back again in 1992, when he was collecting material for his autobiography…”
A number of YouTube videos of Sarah Obama talk about his visits to Kenya, and in context, a Kenyan birth would most certainly been mentioned in these should it have happened. It is clear from this video and others that Sarah Obama saw her grandson for the first time in 1987. The uncle video is simply the most direct and quotable of them. Here are more: