Kenya Mom Names Newborn Twins Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

Kenya Mom Names Newborn Twins Barack Obama And Mitt RomneyA young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger.

‘Hail our Kogelo son’

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard. Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons’ names will always remind her of the election in the United States. The hospital is near the village of Kogelo, where where President Barack Obama’s father was born and where his 90-year-old stepgrandmother, Sarah Obama, resides.

Jubilant residents in Kogelo cheered Obama’s victory as results from the United States were reported. Shouts of “Hail our Kogelo son” and “Obama is coming, open the road for him” rang through the air as locals blew vuvuzela horns in celebration, the Standard reports.

‘Baby Barack can meet his namesake’

Kenyans hope Obama’s re-election will harken a fresh start for a U.S. relationship with Kenya, Reuters reports. Obama visited sub-Saharan Africa just once during his first four years as president—a stop of less than a day in Ghana, according to Reuters. If Obama does visit Kenya, maybe baby Barack can meet his namesake and baby Mitt meet the U.S. president.

There’s no word yet if there have been twins named Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

If you had newborn twins on Election Day, would you also name your babies after clashing political candidates? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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U.S. Election 2012: World Wants Obama To Win

U.S. Election 2012 World Wants Obama To WinA BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.

Pakistan prefers Romney

Only Pakistan’s respondents said they would prefer to see Mr Romney win November’s election. This is not surprising, if you have been observing the relationship between U.S. and Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is generally perceived that Republicans are more generous when it comes to offering aid to Pakistan. This is partly attributed to the Reagan administration’s channeling of aid to Pakistan in the 1980s. The said administration also helped in arming and financing Afghan militants through Pakistani agencies in order to defeat the Soviet Army.

France is pro-Obama

In contrast to that, when the Democrats came into power in the 90s, aid to Pakistan became significantly lesser.

France was the most strongly pro-Obama (72%).

The survey was conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA between 3 July and 3 September.

Who do you think will be the next president of the United States? If you could participate in the U.S. Presidential elections today, for whom would you cast your vote? Feel free to type in your comments and speculations in this very hot issue!

Source: BBC News

Image: The Express Tribune