Kenyans in Obama's ancestral village worry the world will forget them now

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_USA130629AA003.jpeg“Life is going to be very difficult in this village without Obama’s presidency,” said Anyango, 48, a single mother of six. “We have many non-governmental organizations here, which are helping our children pay fees. They are putting up houses for us. This is all happening because of Obama.”

Obama's Kenyan roots have been a source of pride for this village of about 3,700 souls in western Kenya. Obama’s father, Barack Obama, Sr., was born and died in Kogelo, after studying economics in the US and working for the Kenyan government. It’s now home to Mama Sarah Obama, his 95-year-old step-grandmother.

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