In Kenya, a mother names twins Obama and Romney - the perfect example of America’s reach across the globe. One election in the western world names the twin children of a 20-year-old mother in Kenya. Heart-warming or terrifying?
Clearly torn between the two candidates, as many Americans were, or simply enamoured the who election process as, again, many Americans were, Millicent Awuor, 20, a named her twins after both Mitt, and the eventual winner, Barack. "I named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt," said the house wife, Awuor, to Reuters. She said she had named her twins after the winning and losing US presidential candidates in order to remember the day of the vote, Kenya's Standard newspaper reports. In Kenya, there was no doubting who the people’s choice to lead arguably the world’s most powerful nation. The US president's father was born in Kenya and his step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, still lives in the village of Kogelo. Also, the residents of Kogelo sang and danced after Mr Obama was declared the winner
For while, it seemed, president’s Obama’s tenure in office was coming to an end. The Republican, Mitt Romney, whose policies, on the whole, benefit a homogenous group of U.S citizens, was remarkably gaining a foothold in a country that only four years ago, had claimed ‘hope’ as their slogan.