Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden visited the homeland of President Barack Obama's father on Wednesday and spoke before a group of university students in Nairobi, Kenya. The vice president began by introducing himself, saying, "Hello, my name is Joe Biden. I work for Barack Obama."
Obama has not yet visited Kenya since taking office in 2009, but Biden said the president "is anxious to come."
The vice president discussed Kenya's growth since it became an independent country and told the crowd that "Kenya and Kenyans have much to be proud of. But the full force of your potential - as all of you young students know - has yet to be released."
Biden is visiting Egypt, Kenya and South Africa this week. He will wrap up his weeklong trip at the World Cup in South Africa, where he will watch the United States play England.