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In photos: Kenya predicts Obama to win the US Election

by | 5th, November 2012

IT’S all kicking off in Donald Trump’s spiritual homeland. That’s Kenya, folks. (Read more about our favourite charity – You Can’t Help Laughing Kenya.) Barack Obama also has roots and relatives in Kenya. This is how they and their countrymen are marking the US Presidential election:

Kenyan witch-doctor John Dimo, who claims to be 105 years old, throws shells, bones, and other magic items to predict the outcome of the U.S. election, in front of his hut in the village of Kogelo, from where President Barack Obama’s late father came from and whom Dimo claimed he knew, in western Kenya, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. While pollsters in the U.S. are using armies of live-interviewers, statistical analysis and the latest automated polling technology, Dimo, who inherited the work from his father in 1962 and has two wives and five children, is confident of his traditional methods and claimed the result would go in Obama’s favor.

Malik Obama, half-brother of President Barack Obama, poses for photographs after speaking about the upcoming U.S. elections to an Associated Press television reporter in the village of Kogelo where he lives in western Kenya Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Kogelo village is also the current home of Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of the U.S. President, and many Kenyans consider Obama, with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, as one of their own.

Members of the congregation listen to Catechist Joseph Okuku, unseen, invite them to pray for President Barack Obama to be successful in his bid for re-election, during a service at the St. Richard Catholic Church in Kogelo, western Kenya Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Kogelo village is the home of Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of the U.S. President, and many Kenyans consider Obama, with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, as one of their own.

Street sign maker Salmon Jackoyo, 32, puts the finishing touches to a hat painted with the flags of the USA and Kenya and reading “Obama for President”, on the side of the road in downtown Kisumu, western Kenya Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.

A member of the congregation prays for President Barack Obama to be successful in his bid for re-election, during a service at the St. Richard Catholic Church in Kogelo, western Kenya Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.



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