Kenyan clan celebrates Obama win

Nov. 5, 2008 at 2:35 AM
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KOGELO, Kenya, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's U.S. presidential victory triggered a celebratory outburst among members of his extended family in Kenya Wednesday morning.

"We are going to Obama, we're going to the White House," they sang in the local Luo language while dancing, jumping up and down, and hugging each other.

They had gathered at the home of Sarah Obama, the president-elect's 86-year-old grandmother, to await the outcome of the election across the ocean, The Guardian reported. Many in the village of Kogelo had stayed up all night, watching the results come in on generator-powered televisions, the British newspaper said.

One woman yelled out "Barry has won! Barry has won!" when she heard CNN declare Obama had beaten John McCain in a landslide.

Biosa Obama, 39, who is married to Obama's half-brother Bernard, was ecstatic.

"I can't believe this has come true," she said. "It's going to be so good for the world."

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