Barack Obama's ancestral country of Kenya has been celebrating his winning the US presidential election. President Mwai Kibaki was among the first foreign leaders to congratulate Obama, while declaring Thursday a public holiday.
The holiday’s aim is to “celebrate the historic achievement by Senator Obama and our country,” he said in a statement. “The victory of Senator Obama is our own victory because of his roots here in
People in Kogelo,
Barack Obama regards Sarah Obama as his grandmother although they are not actually related. She is his grandfather’s third wife.
Obama’s other grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, died aged 86 in
“Obama will build houses”
Can a black president initiate new relations between the
In the field, Stéphanie Braquehais heard two types of reactions. “In the slums, where violence erupted at the beginning of the year, people say ‘Obama will build new homes, hospitals and roads’. But when you talk to Kenyan intellectuals, they are cautious about that. What they are saying is that Obama, who has roots in
Stéphanie Braquehais reports that the Kenyan prime minister recently told her Obama was likely to take care of American farmers before African farmers. However, he was hopeful that Obama could help develop “commercial ties between the
In Kogelo, the priority is celebration rather than political analysis. “People were waiting all night for the result and you could see the anxiety on their faces, until Pastor
In Kogelo, Barack Obama’s rise has already yielded benefits: the government has hastily renovated the dirt track to the province’s capital, Kisumu.
Date created : 2008-11-05