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Kenyan mom names newborns Barack, Mitt

  |   Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM
SIAYA, Kenya, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- It turns out Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were born in Kenya, and it on was Election Day, when a woman gave birth to twins and named them after the candidates.

Millicent Owour, 20, of Siaya, Kenya, said of her newborn sons at Siaya District Hospital, "I named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt."

The president's father, Barack Obama Sr., was born not far away in the village of Kogelo, where his 89-year-old step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, still resides, the British newspaper The Independent reported Thursday.

The residents of Kogelo sang and danced the night away after Obama's election victory Tuesday, the BBC said.

"The reason why he has won is because God has given it to him," said Sarah Obama. "He has got the knowledge to love all people. He doesn't have the knowledge of division. That is why he has won."

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