The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kogello's High Expectations

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A giant billboard of Obama along Nairobi Road, Kisumu.

EXPECTATIONS are high in Kogello after US President Barrack Obama was reelected. Kogello is the ancestral home of Obama's father and his grandmother Sarah. Councillor Okeyo Omedo, said Obama needs to do more for them in terms of development.

Omedo said Obama's first tenure in office has placed the once sleepy village on the world map. The councillor said the village's infrastructure has improved greatly with Ndori-Ngiya road tarmacked.

He said the village now has electricity and this had enabled business to thrive. Omedo said the residents now hope Obama will visit his ancestral home.

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