In Obama’s Kenyan village, locals celebrate reelection and progress

Residents in Kogelo, Kenya celebrate Obama’s reelection.

Published on FirstPost:

Kogelo, Kenya: In Barack Obama’s ancestral village, locals held election watches Tuesday night and jubilant celebrations after his reelection. Though some locals recall larger parades in 2008, the election repeat is as sweet here as the first, pushing aside doubts about villagers’ support for Obama. Some Kenyans have criticized Obama for not visiting the country as president. But in Kogelo, where the president’s father’s family lives, people have seen real change ever since Obama’s ascendency put the tiny hamlet on a global stage.  Read more…


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