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Hillary wins... in mock election in Obama's hometown in Kenya

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 11:11 AM
Comedians stage a mock election in the village of Kogelo, the home town of Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, in western Kenya, yesterday.

Kenyans in President Barack Obama's ancestral hometown have held their own version of the United States presidential election, leaning heavily towards Obama's own favourite in the race: Hillary Clinton.

Tuesday's mock poll was held in Nyangoma-Kogelo, the birthplace of Obama's father. Kenyan comedian Laurence Oyange was an organiser. He says it's a way Kenyans can connect to America.

Oyange said the poll was boycotted by Malik Obama, the president's half-brother who has said he supports Trump.

There were 105 voters and 78 per cent of them favoured Clinton. Eleven per cent went for Donald Trump. Other ballots were spoiled or disqualified.

Oyange says the community also held mock US elections during Obama's elections.

- AP