Kenya starts celebrating Obama
Barack Obama senior moved from Kogelo to the U.S. after he won a scholarship to study at the University of Hawaii.
And despite the President-elect barely knowing his father, who left the family when Obama was a child, Kenyans are hailing him as one of their own.
Barack Obama is popular throughout the whole continent.
“Africa today celebrates one of its most famous sons,” said a woman from Kogelo who claimed to be a distant relative of Obama.