Malik Obama Fails To Win Gubernatorial Election In Kenya

Malik Obama, 54, ran for governor as an independent candidate in western county of Siaya.
A half-brother to Barack Obama, they share the same Kenyan father, he told AP news agency he leant towards the US president's 2008 campaign slogan "Change" - eradicating poverty, developing infrastructure and industrialisation.

But the hotelier turned politician, who has eight likes on his Facebook page and ran a poorly funded campaign, failed to win.

Kenyans are still awaiting the results of their much anticipated presidential election, after technical glitches delayed both the voting process and the count.

This is the first national poll since the disputed contest of December 2007 that triggered weeks of bloodshed.

The poll was held under a new constitution designed to prevent a repeat of the violence.

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  1. The headline is just a sensational phrase.America will never dabble in to a local politics.What does an African know about a change



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